SHILLONG: The Union Ministry of Rural Development recently approved an amount of Rs 231 crore for 75 road projects proposed to be implemented in Meghalaya under Phase VII of the Pradhan Mantri Graham Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

A senior government official on Monday informed that the funds were approved during a recent meeting of the Empowered Committee in New Delhi. “We are proposing to cover a total road length of 267 km under Phase VII. We are awaiting the sanction of the funds,” the official said. He also informed that the State Government is currently preparing the DPRs for black topping of various kutcha roads under PMGSY.