Mawsynram residents meet CM reiterates demand for Civil Sub Division

Shillong, Sep 9: A delegation of pressure groups from Mawsynram on Thursday met Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to reiterate their demand for creation of a Civil Sub Division.

Congress MLA from Mawsynram, Himalaya Shangpliang who accompanied the delegation informed reporters that the meeting with Sangma was fruitful.

“The Chief Minister was very positive in his approach. He said that he would be examining the matter,” Shangpliang said.

According to the Mawsynram legislator, Sangma told the delegation that there are many demands for creation of Civil Sub Divisions in the state.

At the meeting Shangpliang told the Chief Minister, not much funds would be required if Civil Sub Division is considered for Mawsynram for the reason that there is already a lot of infrastructure in the area.

“It has an SDO (PHE) Office, SDO (MeECL), it has two SDO (PWDs). We also have the Brahmaputra Board and Central Water Commission offices,” Shangpliang said.

According to the MLA, the headmen of Mawsynram area who accompanied the delegation also assured to provide land for construction of the complex of the Civil Sub-Division.

“Therefore, there would not be much financial implications if a Sub Division is declared for Mawsynram,” Shangpliang pointed out.

According to the legislator, the Chief Minister told the delegation that all these factors will be taken into account while the list for consideration of Civil Sub Divisions is mulled.

During the meeting the delegation also discussed the remoteness of the area, the underdeveloped roads and poor communications.

“We also appealed to the Chief Minister to consider the Weiloi to Balat road,” Shangpliang said.

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