First railway station in Meghalaya soon

SHILLONG:   The first railway station in Meghalaya at Mendipathar in the North Garo Hills would be inaugurated very soon, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said today.

Stating that there was a lot of support for the first railway station from local people, NGOs and social organisations in the Garo Hills, Sangma told the Assembly that this was needed in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills for implementing a similar long-pending central project.

He also emphasised on the need for the Railways which was a cheaper mode of transport in the land-locked state which would make essential commodities affordable to the people.