SHILLONG: The upgradation of the main arterial routes connecting Meghalaya and Assam through the twin districts of Jaintia Hills has been integrated by the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
The Passyih-Garampani Road is a State Highway starting from Eighth Mile of the Jowai-Ratacherra Road (NH-6) and ends at Saphai near the boundary of Meghalaya-Assam Border. The total length is 46.982 Km.
The portion of this road from 21st Km to 47th Km (Total length of 26.982 Km) has been sanctioned under the 'Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project' (MITP) funded by the World bank. The road provides connectivity of Meghalaya with Assam. At present, the carriageway of the road varies from single lane to intermediate lane throughout the length. The carriage way width varies from 5 to 6 m and right of way varies from 12 to 16 m.
The road passes through several villages including Pyntei, Biar, Chatwakhu, Nongkroh, Lakadong, Theym and Saphai. The proposed formation width is 8.50 m for the rural areas and 9.70 m for the built-up area on both sides.
This road section is located at an altitude of 1000 MSL. The road section does not transverse any forest area and no additional land acquisition is proposed for the project development. Hence, no forest clearance is required for improvement proposal of this road section.
The work was allotted to Rocky Dhar's 'JV Dhar Construction Company' for an amount of Rs 62,49,18,004.00 on 5th November 5, 2020 with completion time of 42 months.
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