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Total closure of Umiam bridge on March 31


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By Our Reporter

Shillong, March 21: The Meghalaya Energy Power Generation Corporation Limited (MePGCL) on Thursday announced restrictions on the movement of vehicles for a period of eight days, starting from March 31, at the Umiam bridge in view of the ongoing retrofitting work.
The MePGCL stated that there will be complete traffic blockage of the Umiam bridge for a minimum of six hours from 8 am to 2 pm on March 31.
“After the work is completed, only ambulances will be allowed to ply. One half of the road will be opened downstream of the bridge for vehicles upto four tons of weight during the 8 days from March 31 upto 7 am of April 8. Thereafter, vehicles upto 15 tons will be allowed downstream of the bridge,” it stated.
The deputy commissioners of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts have requested the PWD to examine and identify the alternative routes during the total closure of the Umiam Dam for six hours on March 31 from 8 am to 2 pm.



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