HPC nod to new Assembly dome design

Shillong, April 20:The High Powered Committee (HPC) on Thursday approved the new design of the dome of the under-construction Assembly at Mawdiangdiang.

Assembly Speaker Thomas Sangma chaired the meeting of the HPC.


The speaker informed that the HPC meet was held to give administrative approval to the new design of the dome as well as financial approval citing the increase of scope of work.

He said the new design has been vetted by IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati, and added that construction work of the building will restart.

‘After Eid, work will resume at full swing,’ the speaker said.

He also informed that the HPC has appointed a Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC) as per the observations made by IIT Guwahati in the report on the collapse of the dome.

He also informed that the PWD & PMC have been instructed to look at the second phase of construction simultaneously.

The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira, legislators Charles Pyngrope,  Lahkmen Rymbui, and Banteidor Lyngdoh, Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, Commissioner & Secretary, Meghalaya Assembly, Andrew Simons and other government officials.

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