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Meghalaya Deputy CM Announces Urgent Repair of Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra Highway

Meghalaya's Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, announces the imminent repair of the vital Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra highway, a relief for commuters.

Meghalaya Deputy CM Announces Urgent Repair of Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra Highway

Sentinel Digital Desk

SHILLONG: Meghalaya's Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, has revealed that repair work on the critically deteriorated National Highway 6 stretch from Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra is poised to commence next week. This much-anticipated development follows a high-level meeting convened to address the pressing issues plaguing this vital road network.

Tynsong recently met with key officials to discuss the urgent need for road repairs, including Mahmood Ahmed, the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), who also holds the position of Managing Director of the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The meeting featured other prominent figures such as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and the Joint Secretary to MoRTH, Santosh Kumar Yadav, alongside MoRTH's Secretary, Anurag Jain.

At the heart of the discussion was the need to expedite repairs on the Shillong-Dawki road, a lifeline for the region's commuters. The road's current deplorable condition has led to significant inconveniences for the local population, necessitating prompt action.

The impending repair work on the Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra highway is set to be a crucial development for the entire Meghalaya region. This highway plays a pivotal role in connecting various parts of the state and acts as a vital conduit for both passenger and cargo transportation. Its dilapidated state has not only caused immense discomfort to commuters but has also hindered economic activities in the region.

The involvement of the NHIDCL, NHAI, and MoRTH in this project is a significant step forward. These organizations bring with them extensive experience and resources, ensuring that the repair work is executed efficiently and promptly. The allocation of a supervising company in November further underscores the commitment to timely completion of this vital infrastructure project.

The repair of the Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra highway signifies a brighter future for Meghalaya's transportation network. Residents and businesses alike can look forward to smoother journeys and more efficient movement of goods and services. Moreover, the project is expected to have a positive impact on the overall economic development of the region.

The announcement of the impending repair work on the Jowai-Lumshnong to Ratacherra highway is a promising development for Meghalaya. The collaboration between government agencies and the commitment to expedite the repairs signal a proactive approach to addressing critical infrastructure needs. As the repair work begins, it holds the promise of bringing much-needed relief to the people of Meghalaya and boosting the state's economic prospects.

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