Conrad dismisses link between uranium deposit and Domiasiat-Mawthabah Road


SHILLONG: As there were apprehensions that the Union Government has sanctioned Nongstoin-Domiasiat-Mawthabah road to facilitate uranium mining, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday informed that the new alignment of the project has cut off the area where uranium deposits are located.

Reacting to a query, Sangma informed that there were a lot of apprehensions among the public and the NGOs regarding the project and hence the Government held meeting with the NHIDCL on the project and cut off the area from the project.

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“Now we are just waiting for the NoC from the District Council,” Sangma said.

On the other hand, the   MD of the NHIDCL also said that the construction work on the project would begin as soon as NoC and land was received from the  concerned authorities.

Earlier,  the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has opposed the Centre’s decision to go for the two-lane road project connecting the villages of the district which have a large deposit of uranium.

The leaders of the union as well as the NESO (North East Students’ Organization)  had expressed their suspicion that this two-lane road project is definitely meant to facilitate uranium mining  in the State.

The Union  government had sanctioned the two-laning of the 68 km Nongstoin-Domiasiat-Mawthabah road at a cost of Rs 470 crore.



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