The state government has received Rs 25 crore to speed up the long-pending completion of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) Phase 3, Public Health Engineering Minister, Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, told Highland Post.
Tongkhar maintained that his department is doing its level best to complete the project at the earliest.
“On a positive note, we have received a sanction of Rs 25 crore from the special assistance scheme to speed up the GSWSS work,” he said.
The laying of new distribution lines is the biggest issue in the pending work but Tongkhar expects progress on this front when it comes to receiving a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Cantonment Board shortly.
With regards to the revised estimate of Rs 65 crore for the scheme, he said that this matter is also in an advanced stage.
Meanwhile, the minister informed that the sanction for the new water supply scheme for Baghmara, South Garo Hills, will most likely be received in December. The scheme, with an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore, is to be funded by the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.