Cabinet ministers to visit district in every 3 months: Conrad Sangma

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SHILLONG, April 13: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday informed the Assembly that the State Government was coming up with an innovative programme under which the cabinet ministers would have to visit one district in every three months.
Replying to the discussion on budget in the ongoing Budget session, Conrad Sangma stated that the ministers during their visit to the districts would stay there for one-two days and review all the schemes and programmes of the State Government.
The cabinet ministers apart from holding review meetings would also hold public meetings to get a firsthand information about the implementation of the schemes and accordingly, Chief Minister’s office will take a report from the Ministers about their visit.
Such tours will begin from the first quarter itself and the all Ministers have been issued a memo in this regard, the Chief Minister added.
Earlier, Chief Minister spoke in detail about the steps taken by the Government to ease traffic jams in Shillong saying that the task force has identified 18 locations in Shillong town which can be de-congested even as he added that the Transport department has conducted necessary survey in those locations.
Sangma also pointed out that the Government was working on war-footing to ensure the early completion of Mawlai Bye pass which was expected to provide relief to the commuters from the ever increasing traffic jam in the town.
The Chief Minister also informed the House that Union Minister Of State for Tourism, KJ Alphons recently took up the matter of expediting the work for the proposed Western Bypass with the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi
Conrad Sangma also asserted that the Government was aggressively pursuing the Shillong-Dawki road project. (Agencies)

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