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CM launches traffic decongestion project in Tura

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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: After recently inaugurating the Shillong Beautification Scheme worth Rs 16.73 crore, the State Government has now turned its attention to Tura, the second-biggest town in the State, by sanctioning Rs 16.5 crore for easing traffic congestion in Tura.

The fund for the purpose has been allocated through the State Plan Assistance (SPA) for the period 2010-2011.

Launching the scheme Addressing Traffic Congestion in Tura, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma assured that the scheme for Tura urban areas would be completed without any cost escalation or time overrun.

The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction that the Government would now be able to respond to the needs and perceived expectations of the people and conceptualize the action.

He said that work was under way to construct a parking lot at Akongre and Tura Bypass with the National Highway 51 being expanded and completed. It may be mentioned here that the project Addressing Traffic Congestion in Tura is aimed at widening and strengthening the existing pavements, construction of retaining walls, construction of solid footpath with tiles finishing and railing, besides construction of parking bays and waiting sheds.Others who spoke on the occasion included C& RD Minister Saleng A Sangma, Power Minister AT Mondal, and GHADC CEM PK Sangma.

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