Speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly, Metbah Lyngdoh, today laid the foundation for the upgrade to the Mairang-Rani Godown-Azra Road in West Khasi Hills.
Also at the ceremony were cabinet minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and Brolding Nongsiej along with Jirang MLA Sosthenes Sohtun.
The length of the road is 78.914 kilometres. It begins in Mairang, travels through Ri-Bhoi and then ends in Azra, Assam, along National Highway 37.
“I received an assurance from the contractor that this scheme will be completed by the month of May in the coming year. But I will personally give him another two to three months more as the road might not be in a good condition yet by the month of May,” Lyngdoh, who is also the local MLA, said.
According to a press release, the road project has been estimated at a cost of Rs 196 crore and the contract has been awarded to Rocky Dhar, the younger brother of Sniawbhalang.