Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has scheduled a meeting with officials of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to discuss on the deplorable condition of the national highway 6 on August 2.
This was informed by Sutnga-Saipung MLA Santa Mary Shylla today who has also sought the intervention of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to raise the deplorable condition of the road with NHAI and the centre for corrective measures.
People of East Jaiñtia Hills district have been constantly raising the demand for repair and restoration of the pot-hole ridden highway. The condition of the road had worsened with the monsoons that have affected traffic movement of the highway which connects Assam, Manipur and Tripura.
Shylla said the stretch from Mynkre to Malidor is ridden with potholes making small vehicles difficult to ply. She said frequent breakdown of vehicles and traffic jams and the mudslide at Sonapur tunnel have inconvenienced commuters, which the government needs to address immediately.
“The road needs major rehabilitation projects and NHAI needs to lay down fresh blacktopping at the affected areas for the problem to be solved. Mere earth fillings and repair work will not help in the long run,” she said.
Stating that prima facie there is short of seriousness on the part of NHAI to provide the district with good road Shylla said this has frustrated the public and the government must accord priority without delay.
Meanwhile, the MLA has also sought upgradation of Umkiang PHC, setting up of a centre at Sumer Sirdarship and a health sub centre at Hingaria village.