One of Meghalaya’s oldest roads constructed in 1960 was finally upgraded through the central roads fund (CRF) at Rs 7 crore in South West Khasi Hills district.
The Jakrem-Ranikor Road via Rangmaw upto Mawksiar starts from Jakrem covering a total length of 17.44 km and terminates at Phlangkynshi. The blacktopped portion has a total length of 16 kms that covers up to the Mawksiar village and another 1.44 km to reach Phlangkynshi has not been blacktopped.
The upgraded road now connects Mawkohphet, Dewlieh, Pyndenmawlieh, Mawksiar and Phlangkynshi villages.
Sanctioned in 2018, the upgrade was completed in April, 2022 and was inaugurated today by cabinet minister and Mawkyrwat MLA, Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Carmai Kharkongor, Executive Engineer PWD (Roads), D.M. Pyngrope, Myntri Shnong Mawksiar, Brialterius Nongbsaw, PWD officials, residents and others.