Shillong Aug 20: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma along with Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong and Transport Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar called on Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi on Tuesday.
They urged the Union Minister to consider declaring some important State Highways as new National Highway, which included — Umtyngar-Sohra-Mawlong-Ichamati-Bholaganj (76.50 km), Nidanpur-Tikrikilla- Medhipara-Rongsai-Bajengdoba-Resubelpara-Damra (120 km), Umsning-Mawhati-Jagi (79 km), Pasyih-Garampani road in Meghalaya upto Haflong in Assam (48 km), Weiloi-Mawsynram-Balat-Ranikor (75 km), Mairang-Nongkhlaw-Patharkmah-Rani Godown road (80 km), Jowai-Nartiang-Kdiap-Khanduli road (60 km) and Tura-Dalu road- Chokpot to Sibbari (63 km).
The meeting also urged the central minister to release funds under CRF.
The State Government also urged Centre to declare roads approved “in principle” as New National Highways which included Dkhiah – Sutnga – Saipung – Moulsei (84 km), Nongstoiñ – Maweit – Nongjri (75 km), Assam – Meghalaya border – Bhoirymbong on Shillong bypass (18 km), Garobadha-Ampati-Zigzag-Mahendraganj (52 km), Mawngap-Mawkyrwat-Rangthong-Nongnah-Dirang-Khadphra (96km).
Gadkari has assured to consider the proposal of the State Government and also suggesting the Meghalaya Government to initiate measures to submit proposal to start vehicle fitness centre as well as two driving schools in backward region of the State.