MTC project construction worth Rs 216 crore to be completed within 3 years- Meghalaya Deputy CM

March 15, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 14: Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar has said that work for construction of the MTC project at Rs 216 crore is under progress.

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“There is no issue as everything is as per detailed project report (DPR),” Dhar told reporters.

He informed that the government is planning to have a hotel and others in the multipurpose building, which will be completed within two and a half years. The project is being constructed at the Meghalaya Transport Corporation land in the Khyndailad area.

He however said there is some problem with the tenants. “I will have a review meeting on this tomorrow. They (tenants) did not say they are not agreeing to move but they put some conditions and we will discuss that tomorrow. The condition is a good one and we already agree that when the building is completed we will accommodate them,” Dhar added.

The office of the MTC has been shifted to Mawiong.

Earlier prior to the elections, BJP leader and cabinet minister Alexander Laloo Hek said he can build a "Taj Mahal" with Rs 240 crore, the amount which the MDA government had proposed to spend on construction at a 50,000 sq ft land at Khyndailad (Police Bazar).

On this, Dhar said that the project cost is Rs 216 crore, not Rs 240 crore as alleged. “Moreover, the project is in progress. How can he say it is right or wrong,” he said.

He said that the decision was taken by the cabinet. “We will see after completion. You will see the whole police bazaar area will change into a modern world,” he said.