The issue of relocation of the residents of Punjabi Lane (Them Iew Mawlong) in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya has gained momentum with the high level committee meeting next week to deliberate on the reports of land and inventory surveys in the locality.
Interacting with media in Shillong on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who is heading the committee, shared that the reports prepared by the Directorate of Land Records and Survey and the Shillong Municipal Board are in the final stage.
He also exuded confidence that both the reports ‘will pave the way for the committee to move ahead in suggesting a permanent solution to the long-pending issue’.
However, Tynsong maintained a stoic silence on the issue of the residents hostility of moving out of Punjabi Lane.
The committee will examine all relevant documents and is expected to recommend a practically feasible solution for relocation.
Meanwhile, State Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was of the view that his Government is keeping a ‘close watch’ on the law and order in the capital city of Shillong which is more or less normal after week long turmoil last month.
However, Conrad admitted that the city is still tense and urged the denizens to maintain peace.