Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Airport Expansion Picks Up Pace After SC Boost

Shillong: The expansion of Shillong airport has picked up pace after the breather from the Supreme Court of India in a recent order.
The state government has directed the Ri Bhoi district administration to expedite the process of developing the airport and the runway.
Ri Bhoi Deputy Commissioner Chinmay Gotmare said the administration has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to complete the boundary wall at the earliest.
However, the stream that passes through the airport has swollen due to rainfall and the department may have to wait before taking up the construction work.
The Ri Bhoi administration will review the follow-up measures to develop the airport on August 10.
The Supreme Court last week directed the state government to start the expansion work without delay, besides asking it to take action against anyone who obstructs the work. Earlier, the High Court in 2015 had asked the government to make the airport fully functional.
09/08/17 Shillong Times

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