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Toll plazas on Jowai-Ratacherra road to open this month

SHILLONG: The two toll plazas setup in the newly-constructed Jowai-Ratacherra road will be made operational later this month.

An official who implemented the project said that the  toll plazas would be managed by the National Highway  Authority of India (NHAI).

Though the project was completed in March last year, the NHAI was facing several constraints as far as setting up of the toll plaza in West Jaintia Hills due to land hurdles.

The toll plazas are usually of six lanes but the toll plaza in West Jaintia Hills will be of four lanes due to unavailability of land

It was also informed that the implementing agency still needed a bit of land more for drainage work and without the completion of the  drainage work, the physical progress of the project would considered as  98 percent.

Meanwhile,  sources also said that now there was a proposal to convert the entire road into a four lane road and DPR work is on at the moment.

The  GR Infrastructure  which implemented the project has to maintain the road for another  three years. Tthe  102 km long road was constructed at a cost of Rs 683 crore by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

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