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CM reviews safety aspect of 4-lane road

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Sept 1: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday reviewed the overall safety aspect of the Jorabat-Umiam 4-lane road.

In a press communiqué, the Chief Minister said that the government has been reviewing this matter on a regular basis and directions have been given to line departments as a culmition of the review meeting.

He informed that the meeting, held at the state secretariat, examined the safety of the pedestrians which includes the school children and senior citizens and the important junctures like the crossings and the embarkment and the disembarkment points.

Sangma also said that the exercise will be further referred to Regiol Transport Authority along with the Traffic Police to have a complete safety auditing of the whole stretch of the 4 Lane Road.

The release further informed that the crucial concern of the safety of slopes and need to have effective measures for slope stabilization was also discussed during the meeting. Sangma stated that certain pockets are vulnerable to landslides which cause threat to the safety of the commuters and this has also been reviewed and certain corrective measures will be taken.

The Chief Minister also stated that the Umsning Bypass is in progress but the existing road which is in alignment to the Bypass is in a dilapidated condition and directions have been given to immediately overhaul it so that the travelling quality is improved.


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