The long spell of dry season in the State has resulted in a water scarcity in the capital city with various localities facing a sudden drop in water supply.

The scarcity of water at a time when the State is observing Easter has irked residents of the city.

In a major boost to the urban development in Meghalaya, the Centre on Thursday agreed to most of the urban development projects amounting nearly Rs 550 crore.

The decision was taken during a meeting between Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh and Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath here on Thursday.

The state-owned ONGC’s repeated dilly-dallying on supplying gas has delayed the state-run NEEPCO’s second biggest thermal power project in northeast India and resulted in huge losses, an official s

Faculty sources from IIM-Shillong said the new model for the corporation had been designed after a series of discussions with senior government officials and with stakeholders.

Acquisition of land by the government for the New Shillong Township (NST) is all set to encounter a fresh road block.

SHILLONG: Leading NGOs of the State including the KSU, CSWO, FKJGP and four Rangbah Shnong have opposed a proposal of the State Government to acquire land in certain villages as part of the expansi

SHILLONG: The unhindered drilling of groundwater in Shillong city is posing a great risk to the water levels.

With the growth in city’s population and unregulated construction of buildings it has been observed that residents go for drilling of deep tube within their residential compound. As of now, the building by–laws in the State do not prohibit the drilling for underground water by residents within their compound.

Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Secretary T Lyngwa on Sunday informed that the last slot of Government sanctioned SPTS buses would be hitting the streets of the capital in May.

Speaking to The Shillong Times here on Sunday, Lyngwa said, “Twenty more buses will be coming by the first week of May.”
It was in July 2011 that the Government introduced the Government run buses sanctioned under the JNNURM and since then the number of buses have been increased but the bigger buses have not yet reached the State.

SHILLONG: UDP legislator Jemino Mawthoh has questioned the State Government for failing to take concrete measures to arrest the problem of urban congestion in the State.

“Out of the total urban population in the State, 60 per cent of the population is concentrated in Shillong city. The increase in the population in Shillong is a result of huge floating population and also the large migration of people from the rural areas to the city,” Mawthoh said while moving a motion in the Assembly on Tuesday.

SHILLONG: The State Government has decided to adopt a number of measures to revamp and re-strategize the public transport system in the city.

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