Roads covered with mud following heavy rain near Treiongriang bridge on Jowai – Amlarem road in Meghalaya

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma held a review meeting with the deputy commissioners of all districts and concerned departments to assess the prevalent situations across the state and take stock of damages caused due to incessant rains.

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With landslides caused in different locations, cutting off connectivity to some areas including transit roads to other Northeast states, the chief minister has directed the deputy commissioners and departments to take swift action in this regard especially in the supply of essential commodities to the affected areas and to look into measures to be taken to ensure movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities.

Regional committees have been put in place with East Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi districts chaired by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong; districts in Jaiñtia Hills chaired by home minister Lahkmen Rymbui assisted by minister Kyrmen Shylla; West, South West and Eastern West Khasi Hills districts headed by minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar and Garo Hills districts headed by minister James Sangma.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma has requested the respective chairmen to visit the locations and constantly review the situation in the districts. The chief minister has further directed DCs and departments to monitor the situation in the next crucial 72 hours and coordinate in order to ensure minimum inconvenience and safety of the people.

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