|30 August 2022|
Press Release No. 361/22
HOME MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD FROM KUDENGRIM TO KUDENGTHYMMAI
Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today laid the foundation stone for construction of road from Kudengrim to Kudengthymmai in the presence of Director of Tourism Department Cyril V.D Diengdoh, IAS, Chief Engineer, Standard, PWD Roads, B.P Mark.
The construction of 5.14 KM from Kudengrim to Kongdenthymmai funded by New Development Bank under Meghalaya Eco Tourism Infrastructure Development Project amount Rs. 17.6375 crores as per DPR with Public Works Department as the implementing agency of this project.
Addressing the function, Home Minister Rymbui thanked the locals for generously contributing their plot of land for construction of the road for the overall development of the area. I hope that the road and two bridges that will be constructed will fare well for everyone and will improve tourism in these areas, added the Home Minster. He said his mission is to improve road connectivity from Shnongpdeng to Amkoi and develop tourism in the area with the availability of land from local people. He called for cooperation from the public for the betterment and development of the constituency
Director of Tourism Cyril Diengdoh said, these areas draws lots of tourism as the places are endowed with the natural scenic beauty, he encourage the people of the area to take advantage of the Government schemes available and hopes that with the construction of the long awaited road connectivity the growth of tourism will improve in these areas.
Shri. B.P Mark in his welcome highlighted the detail information of the project, informing that the construction of 5.14 KM road will provide connectivity of the following villages Konglah, Nongbareh, Amkoi, Kudengrim with the NH 40 E. It will also reduce the distance to reach the nearest CHC and College at Nongtalang, Market centre at Dawki and Shillong. He mentioned that apart from reducing road distance, the completion of this road will promote easy transport of agriculture and other products and also promote eco-tourism in the area as there are living root bridges, fish sanctuaries, trekking spots and this place endowed with natural scenic beauty.
Under this project bridges safety provision for construction of Breast Walls and Retaining Walls, Single opening Hume Pipe Culverts at 24 different locations with addition to road safety measures like boards and road marking etc as per the DPR