Shillong, April 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today inspected the bypass from Mawlai and VIP road in Shillong along with Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Mawlai MLA Process T Sawkimie and Umroi MLA George Lyngdoh.
The Chief Minister also inspected Shillong Airport at Umroi with MLA George Lyngdoh in the presence of officials from Transport Department and officials of Airport Authority of India.
“The work of Mawlai bypass is in progress and works are in full swing to ensure so that it is made operation at the earliest. We are working on tight deadlines and the road connectivity is very important as this will be an effort to ease traffic congestion in Shillong city”, said Chief Minister after inspecting the Mawlai bypass.
He also inspected the VIP road stretch from Mawlai to Umroi and discussed at length with officials to improve the road connectivity.
Inspecting the Shillong Airport at Umroi, the Chief Minister expressed his concern over improved air connectivity of the State with other parts of the country. He said that he would travel to Delhi next week to discuss on improving air connectivity in Meghalaya, particularly the Shillong airport, which is important in view of the National Games to be hosted in Meghalaya in 2022.
“We discussed on measures to be taken for expansion of runways and its technical feasibility to make the Shillong airport fully functional”, said the Chief Minister.