Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar kicked start inspection of the smart city project from Laitumkhrah today.
Accompanied by cabinet minister and local MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh, Dhar visited the construction site for redevelopment of Laitumkhrah municipal market.
Dhar said the project cost pegged at Rs 13 crore and informed that the first phase of the project will be completed by the first week of March, next year.
Lyngdoh told reporters that the first phase of the project covers spaces, allocation of shops, relocation of the shopkeepers and parking, sanitisation, facilities for vendors, comfort of the shoppers fall under the second phase.
“So this huge integrated project will be something that the people of Laitumkhrah will remember for years to come,” Lyngdoh stated. She also said that the government should empower the hundreds of young people who have a business mind.
She said that the market complex will be in honour of her late father and legislator, Peter Garnet Marbaniang.
Lyngdoh also said that land of the dorbar shnong is available adjacent to the market complex and the government will look at providing space to house the office of the dorbar, seng samla, seng longkmie and space for conference and parking facilities.
She further said the government has plans to decongest Laitumkhrah and that the market complex project is for people of the constituency particularly for the people of the locality.