Shillong, Aug 18: A first meeting with stakeholders on the construction of U Tirot Sing Market Complex was held at the Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer Mairang Civil Sub-Division, Mairang.
The meeting was organized by KCRMS – NERCoRMP, Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills District (A Project funded by NEC Shillong).
The stakeholders invited were Sordars (Village Administrators) of Mairang Civil Sub-Division, in the presence of Mairang MLA, Metbah Lyngdoh, DC West Khasi Hills, Arunkumar Khembavi, SDO (C), Mairang Civil Sub-Division, F.M. Lakiang, Phrestar Syiemlieh Syiem Hima Nongkhlaw, NERCoRMP Project Manager, J. Kharkongor, among others.
In the first part of the meeting, NERCoRMP Project Manager gave a presentation of the plan to construct the Market Complex. The presentation showed the scope and capabilities of the model, which showed the salient features of the market complex.
The proposed market complex would house 370 shops of different sizes, ramps and elevators especially for persons with disabilities (PWDs), Lighting and CCTVs for security, toilets on all levels, parking space.
The market will be managed by the Office of the Nongkhlaw Syiemship.
The Project Manager, NERCoRMP also informed that as of now only one-fourth of the market will be dismantled and the shopkeepers will be shifted to a nearby space.
The expected time for completion of the project is 24 months.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 12.86 crore out of which, the cost for civil work is Rs. 9.8 crore.
The first instalment received is Rs. 3, 07, 64, 000.