SHILLONG, March 3: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has decided to close down the shops of illegal settlers in Lewduh if the Hima Mylliem does not comply with the directive of evicting them.
This was announced by the Executive member (EM) in charge of Market, Hadrian Lyngdoh during the question hour of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC on Thursday.
Answering to a question raised by HSPDP member Teilinia Thankhiew, the EM referred to the directive given by the Council to the Hima Mylliem-the custodian of the state largest market.
“We will first ask the Hima of Mylliem to take necessary steps on this but if nothing is done we will have to take the matter to the Executive Committee for discussion,” he said.
He informed that the KHADC has given a deadline till March 16 to the Syiem of Hima Mylliem to remove the non- tribal residing illegally in the quarter of Hima Mylliem at Lewduh.
Admitting that there are people illegally staying at Lewduh, he said this is due to the lacklustre attitude of the Hima Mylliem.
“If the illegal settlers fail to obey the rules and order passed by the District Council as well as the Hima Mylliem, the Executive Committee will take stern action against them and will even shut down the place,” Lyngdoh said.
Lyngdoh however claimed that the circular of the rules implemented by ARPA regime has no luca- standee.
Meanwhile, Donkupar Sumer questioned on the target completion date of the Nongstoin Market Complex to which EM in-charge Council Building and Information Technology J. M Tyngsong informed that the KHADC expects the construction to be completed by December this year.
He further informed that 70 percent of the construction has been completed.