With a petition to introduce the new National Highway 127B through the old road between Asanang–Rongrengre, the area's residents formed a committee to send their application to the authorities.
The demand comes as PWD authorities explain the planned NH that the villagers mistakenly thought was going through the old Asanang–Williamnagar Route.
In a new memorandum submitted to yesterday's chief engineer, Bruce P Marak, the NH 127B request committee reiterated their demand for the road to cross their villages.
Earlier, the NH–127 Demand Committee came up after a meeting between the different villages between Asanang in WGH and Rongrengre in EGH who were vocal in demanding that the NH –127 pass through their area. The committee will be led by Kartin Marak, its president, and Pinpin Marak, its secretary.
After a meeting in Chisobibra, a tourism hotspot in EGH, the committee was created.
The application committee felt the NH's need to pass through Asananggre, Selbalgre, Romba Adinggre, Chokagre, Timbogre, Rongsakgre, Pakwagre, Rangmalgre, Bansamgre, Dawagre, Samandagre, and Nengkhra villages.
“We have submitted a representation on the matter to the chief engineer as well as the Government of Meghalaya. The passing of the road through these areas will lead to wholesome development of the people around the area. The objective of our committee is to help intensify the demand for the NH through our areas,” said secretary Pinpin Marak.
“The area between the Simsang and Arbela Range is the heartland of Garo Hills and is a hub for eco tourism and agri – horticultural activity. This area is strategically located and if connected through Nengkhra on NH -62 and through the upcoming NH -127B will become a part of the ‘Trans Asian Highway’ passing through Bangladesh,” said the memo to the chief engineer of PWD – NH.
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