SHILLONG: Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh on Tuesday said that Khyndai Lad has been identified as an area which will be made exclusively for pedestrians.
After conducting an inspection of the area, Lyngdoh said, “We have identified this as a major area that should be exclusively for pedestrians. It is only then you will be able to enjoy the safety of people using the road and also the general welfare of people who are not inside their cars or on their bikes.”
Stating that a lot of issues are linked to this, the minister said, “The task ahead for us is to achieve a few milestones to have few areas in Shillong as pedestrian zones…”
He informed that the inspection was an offshoot of a meeting he had convened a week back on two points pedestrian zone and a no honking zone.
He said that it has become very difficult for pedestrians to walk in Shillong and the amount of honking that is taking place even in front of major hospitals. “We are trying to identify solutions to these problems,” he added.