New Delhi: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma called on Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh, and discussed the progress of different projects related to infrastructure, roads and public welfare.
Singh reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to give top priority to the North Eastern States and to bring them at par with the more developed states of the country. He expressed satisfaction to observe that, of late, tourist inflow had picked up in a big way in many of the picturesque destinations of Meghalaya including Shillong.
Sangma took up the issue of some of the projects that had been sanctioned under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS). He requested for the early release of financial assistance for four of these projects. Singh assured that he would look into it and if there were any procedural delays, the same will be immediately taken care of.
Sangma also discussed the proposals for some of the new projects of Meghalaya. These include road projects involving metalling & black-topping of intermediate lanes on Rongjeng – Mangsang – Adokgre Road from 0 km to 32 km and 39 km to 43 km, including a 19 meter bridge over River Ildek. Singh informed that project had been sanctioned and the North Eastern Council (NEC) has sought certain clarifications.
Another project related to ‘Integrated Police Welfare Complex’ at Baghmara has also been sanctioned by the Ministry of DoNER and this too was discussed by the Ministers.
Singh informed Sangma that in the next two weeks, he would be travelling to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Thereafter, he said, he would plan a visit to Meghalaya as well.
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