Shillong: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday shared that Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh has lauded the state for being adjudged the best performing state in the Northeast in implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

The Deputy CM shared that under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the scheme, against the set target of 1,300 kilometres, Meghalaya has so far completed 1,000 kilometres.

Tynsong said, during a video conference, the Union minister reviewed the performance of the state as far as PMGSY implementation is concerned and said he was very impressed with the performance.

“Meghalaya is the best performing state in the northeast as far as PMGSY implementation is concerned,” said Tynsong. 

The state is now approaching phase 3 and, hopefully, by the start of this financial year it will start, he added.

“The target is 1,250 KM upgradation of existing roads, so I have instructed Chief Engineers of the PWD to work day and night so that the target is met at the earliest,” stated Tynsong, who is also the minister incharge of PWD (roads).

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