From A Reporter
SHILLONG, April 30: The much awaited beautification of the oldest and biggest traditiol market in Meghalaya Iewduh market is under process as the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has floated a tender for the purpose on March earlier this year.
It may be remained that the KHADC Chief P N Syiem on October last year after inspecting the market, informed that gates will soon be constructed at every entry and exit point into the market to reduce overcrowding at Iewduh market.
The Acting Syiem of Hima Mylliem Ricky Nelson Syiem while speaking to The Sentinel, informed that the construction work for the entry and exit points at the market is estimated at Rs. 51 lakh out of which the money will also be used for constructing footpaths, proper draige and other necessities inside the market.
According to him, the construction of the entry and exit points at the market will properly begin later this year as tender for the project has already been floated by the KHADC.
When asked if the project is meant for the total beautification of the market, the Chief of Hima Mylliem said, “No it’s not a total beautification project as only Rs. 51 lack is not enough however more investments is needed to completely revamp the marker.”
On the illegal settlers inside the market, Syiem revealed that there are still a few people illegally staying inside the market despite countless inspection by officials from the office of the Hima.
“In previous inspections we have found those people illegally staying in the market, hence we had taken swift action against them and we are still following up on this issue,” he said. When asked about future projects for the market planned by the Hima, he said, “Yes we are currently discussing to bring about a facelift for the market to transform it into a modern market.”
“The market is very old and it is also one of the oldest market in the state and the CEM of KHADC has assured us that he will support our suggestion to transform the market,” he said.