Govt to spend over Rs 681 crore as land compensation for 38 km Shillong Western Bypass

Shillong, Feb 19: Over Rs 681 crore will be spent as land compensation for over 38 km two-lane Shillong Western Bypass project.
Im reply to a question by Ronnie Lyngdoh ( Cong), Deputy Chief Minister in-charge PWD (Roads) Prestone Tynsong on Monday informed that the starting point of the 38.256 km project is near Lad Umsaw and the ending point is near Lad Mawreng.
He said the status of the road is at the final stage of land acquisition and added that theĀ  timeline for the completion of the project is two years from the declaration of the appointed date/commencement of the work.
“I am following it up very closely and I am so happy to inform that the Ministry of Road Transport has given sanction of Rs 681.63 crore as land compensation and we are awaiting for the funds to be placed in the respective deputy commissioners and I am sure we will get this fund within this current financial year,” Tynsong said.
Ronnie sought the intervention of Tynsong to speed up the construction of the bypass in order to ease the problem of traffic congestion in Shillong.

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