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Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma took the pain to walk all the way to his office at Secretariat after the funeral service of Arch Bishop of Shillong Archdiocese, late Rev. Dominic Jala on Wednesday evening.
The official vehicle of the Chief Minister along with other VVIPs was parked at the Anton Hall. Realising that a large number of people are still gathering along the road leading to Don Bosco Square to pay their final tribute to the Arch Bishop, Conrad decided to go on foot as he does not want to create any inconvenience to the general public.
Not only Conrad, even his elder brother and Home Minister of the State, James PK Sangma and a host of other dignitaries decided to walk after the funeral service.
"The Chief Minister is leading by example by deciding to walk to his office after the funeral service," East Khasi Hills SP, Claudia A. Sangma said when contacted. She said that there are many VVIPs who came on foot to attend the funeral service.
She also appreciated the general public for responding to the call of the police department to walk to the Cathedral to attend the funeral service.
"There was anticipation that Shillong will come to a standstill since a huge crowd is expected to attend the funeral service. But due to the support of the people, there was no traffic jam today," Lyngwa said.
She also informed that she has been monitoring the traffic movement throughout Laitumkhrah upto Nongthymmai by way of a drone.
The SP said that the traffic flow was very smooth adding that there was no rush of any traffic throughout Shillong city.
Lyngwa also informed that the police department had deployed additional police personnel to regulate the traffic in and around Laitumkhrah area.