Meghalaya: Umling entry-exit point to be operational by Dec 15
The prefabricated structure of the entry and exit point at Umling in Ri-Bhoi district will be operational by December 15, informed Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.
“We have made a new sanction of around Rs 3 crore for the construction of the prefab structure. Besides the entry and exit points, the prefab structure will also have the entry point for COVID-19. We will be shifting the COVID-19 entry point to Umling, which is currently functional, from a temporary structure at Byrnihat once it is operational,” Tynsong told reporters here on Wednesday.
When asked about the facilities available at the prefab structure, Tynsong said that all the details and estimates were mentioned in the technical plan.
When asked about the contractor who was earlier allotted to work on the construction of the entry and exit point at Umling, Tynsong said that work was entrusted to one contractor for the project’s land development.
“The amount which needs to be spent on the development of the land is huge,” Tynsong said.
To a question on whether the government is contemplating on setting up similar prefab structures at various entry and exit points across the state, Tynsong said that it would depend on the feasibility report by the technical department.
“As of now, no decision has been taken to develop similar infrastructure,” he said.
Tynsong informed that the state government had earlier accorded a sanction of Rs 15 crore for the construction of the permanent entry and exit point at Umling.
“But we had decided to de-sanction the project since it will take a lot of time to complete the project. Therefore, we decided to go for the prefab structure in view of the emergency of the situation,” he said.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had earlier announced that the state government was coming up with a prefab structure for the entry-point at Umling in Ri Bhoi district, which would be commissioned within two months.