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Sohra residents apprise Dy CM of lack of devp


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SHILLONG, May 3: The Sohra Area Development Council (SADC), which is a conglomeration of elders, women and youths of Sohra, called on Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong at the circuit house, Sohra, on Monday, to deliberate over the lack of development in the area.
The delegation was led by SADC president, Banlam Lyngdoh, and secretary, Wandajiedlang Nonglait, along with its adviser Alan West Kharkongor and Father James Manni.
The delegation briefed the Deputy Chief Minister about the difficulties faced by the locals due to frequent breakdown of power which has affected the tourism activities in Sohra area.
According to them, even the generators have been unable to help any longer since the power failure is not for limited hours.
In a statement, SADC adviser, Allan West Kharkongor, said that the tourists are complaining about the frequent power failure.
“We have urged the Deputy CM to improve the functioning of the MeECL office at Sohra with the appointment of more staff. This would definitely ensure that there is no frequent down of power,” he said. Kharkongor also pointed out that frequent breakdown of power is also affecting the students.
Talking about road connectivity in the area, Kharkongor said that the Deputy Chief Minister was also briefed on the improvement and blacktopping of the road from Umtyngngar to Siatsohphen.
He revealed that the work on the road from Mawjrong to Laitryngew and again from Sder Kariah to Sohra market junction is yet to be taken up.
Kharkongor also raised the issue of the delay in making Mawmluh Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL) operational.
“The people of Sohra are losing hope due to the delay to make the MCCL operational,” he said.
The Deputy CM has admitted that the issues raised by the SADC are genuine even as he assured that he will try to address these various issues at the earliest.
According to him, the state government is planning to convert the road from Umtyngar till Shella to a national highway.
The state government hopes the Centre will accept the proposal with regard to the road, Tynsong said.
According to the SADC adviser, the Deputy Chief Minister told the delegation that he will soon convene a meeting of senior officials of PWD to deliberate over the deplorable condition of Sohra-Dainthlen road.


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