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Meghalaya CM lays foundation of upgrade Pasyih-Garampani road in West Jaintia Hills

Meghalaya CM lays foundation of upgrade Pasyih-Garampani road in West Jaintia Hills

Meghalaya CM lays foundation of upgrade Pasyih-Garampani road in West Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG: In an effort to focus on the infra development of Meghalaya, the government on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Pasyih to Garampani Road in West Jaintia Hills.

 

 

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma laid the foundation stone for up-gradation of the Pasyih to Garampani Road, #WestJaintiaHills.

 

 

Sangma said that the up-gradation is a step towards fulfilling the needs of our people for better roads.

 

 

“It is our Govt’s concerted effort to focus on infra development across the State. The laying of foundation for up-gradation of the Pasyih to Garampani Road, #WestJaintiaHills under @WorldBankIndia is a step towards fulfilling the needs of our people for better roads,” he tweeted.

 

 

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The Passyih – Garampani road is a State Highway starting from 8th Mile of Jowai – Ratacherra Road (NH 6) and ends at Saphai near the boundary of Meghalaya – Assam Border. The total length is 46.982 Km.

 

 

The portion of the road from 21st Km to 47th Km (Total length of 26.982 Km) has been sanctioned under Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) funded by the World bank. The road provided connectivity of Meghalaya with Assam.

 

 

At present, the carriageway of the road varies from single lane to intermediate lane throughout the length. The carriageway width varies from 5.0 to 6.0m and the right of way varies from 12.00 to 16.00 m. The road passes through several villages including Pyntei, Biar, Chatwakhu, Nongkroh, Lakadong, Theym & Saphai habitation areas.

 

 

The proposed formation width is 8.500 m for rural areas and 9.700m for both sides built-up area. This road section is located at an altitude of 1000 MSL. The road section does not transverse any forest area and no additional land acquisition is proposed for the project development.

 

 

Reportedly, no forest clearance was done r for the improvement proposal of the road section.