From A Correspondent
Tura, Aug 20: Meghalaya Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma iugurated the metalling and black topping of road from Rongram to Selsella via Babadam and unveiled the plaque at Babadam market in West Garo Hills on Saturday.
Sangma was accompanied by Forest & Environment Minister Clement Marak, North Tura MLA Noverfield R Marak and a host of other dignitaries.
Dedicating the project to the people of the State, Sangma said the long cherished dream of the people of Babadam have been realised with the iuguration of the road. He added that this road would link with the upcoming tiol Highway 127B, which will be connecting Serampore in West Bengal to Dhubri district in Assam via the proposed bridge over the Brahmaputra river to Phulbari- Selsella via Babadam to Rongsak-Nengkra and filly connecting at Nongstoin on the tiol highway.
While stressing on the importance of good transport system, Sangma said that it would facilitate economic growth by providing essential connectivity between available resources, centres of production and market.
“We are witnessing a change and overall development in various developmental initiatives of the government implemented in the region,” he said.
Additiol Chief Engineer Bruce P Marak informed the gathering that metalling and black topping of the road from Rongram to Selsella via Babadam was sanctioned under the Special Plan Assistance Scheme for the year 2013-2014 at a cost of Rs 7.20 crore. The total length of this stretch of the road is 13 km.