Shillong: Majority of the villagers in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya welcomed the proposed expansion of the runway and allied works at Shillong Airport by the Airport Authority of India.
The decision of the people was made known during the Environmental Public Hearing (EPH) which was held at Umroi on Jan 9. The public hearing was presided over by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi District, Smti. D. Phawa.
The villagers who spoke at the public hearing said that they have no objection to the project even though they wanted the authorities to look after the welfare of the people like construction of roads, providing of jobs, construction of houses among many other things.
A resident of Umden Arka village, Aison Khyriem said that he has no objection for the proposed expansion of the airport. Khyriem, however, requested the concerned authorities of the airport to provide a proper tarred road and right of way for the local people.
10/01/19 North East Daily