From A Correspondent
Tura, Oct 26: Tura Lok Sabha MP Conrad K Sangma met Union Minister for Road & Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi on Thursday and sought his intervention for improvement of tiol highways in Meghalaya.
Sangma drew Gadkari’s attention towards improvement of NH-62 from Pattargittim to Dalu, NH-51 from Tura to Dalu, road from Baghmara to Ranikor (South West Khasi Hills) via Maheskola and Mahadeo and conversion of NEC road from Agia to Dalu via Phulbari and Singimari to tiol Highway.
The MP also apprised Gadkari of the condition of the road from Tura to Baghmara, the district headquarter of South Garo Hills, which is in a deplorable state. He informed the Union Minister that in the absence of good and proper road connecting South Garo Hills along the strategic intertiol border with Bangladesh, the district has failed to reap benefits of development.
Sangma told Gadkari that poor roads across South Garo Hills and the road link from South Garo Hills connecting South West Khasi Hills needs immediate attention as the people are facing a lot of hardship.
“The pathetic condition of the road has made people lose hope in the government. The people of Meghalaya are frustrated and angry. People from Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hills have raised their concern about the roads and asked me to apprise of the Union Government to pay attention to improve the roads in the State,” Conrad told Gadkari, a release issued here on Thursday said.
The Union Minister has assured Sangma that the matter would be considered and looked into.