SHILLONG, Aug 17: Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Umsning-Jagi Road at a function held at Mawhati.
Speaking to the gathering, chief minister, Conrad K Sangma expressing happiness in laying the foundation stone for the Umsning-Jagi Road said that this is very important for connectivity for the people of Mawhati.
“This road has been neglected for years and the last time this road was repaired during late P A Sangma’s time and to be able to continue the work started by Late P A Sangma gives me joy and makes this occasion more special,” he said.
He also added that the road is of great importance not only for the people of the constituency but is a strategic road for the entire State of Meghalaya.
“This road we can connect faster to Jagi Road and then to Upper Assam making this road a very strategic road economically as the entire area in this region or the district has a lot of trade with Jagi Road and the rest of Assam,” he added.
The chief minister also said that in future the road will be even more critical for the connectivity between the State of Assam and the State of Meghalaya.
“Hence realising all these facts we have done our best to help and support the people of this area so that this project is initiated for not only Mawhati but the entire State,” he said. He also informed that the Bhoirymbong-Mawlasnai-Sabuda Road of 10 kilometers amounting to 18.5 crores has also been sanctioned and allotted. He further said that many PMGSY roads and other developmental projects like Block Office and school buildings are in the pipeline for the area.
The Umsning – Jagi Road is a major district road starting from the 51st Km of NH – 6 at Umsning and ends at Umsiang village at the Assam–Meghalaya border having a total length of 80.00 Km. Upgradation/Improvement of Umsning – Jagi Road under Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) funded by World Bank has a length of 40.13 km in the district Ri-Bhoi of Meghalaya State.
The Umsning-Jagi Road project amounts to Rs 83, 38, 49, 016.00 and the stipulated time for completion is 36 months.
Among others present during the occasion were minister, Dasakhiatbha Lamare, minister, Transport, PWD (Buildings) and MLA, Mawhati, Jason Mawlong, MLA, Umsning, Sosthenes Sohtun, MLA, Jirang, Wailadmiki Shylla, MLA, Jowai, MDC Umsning, Macdalyn Mawlong and MDC Jirang, Victor Ranee.