Meghalaya CM inaugurates facilitation centre at Mendipathar railway station
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday inaugurated the Mendipathar Facilitation Centre at Mendipathar Railway Station in North Garo Hills in presence of Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira.
Inaugurating the centre, the Chief Minister said that the facilitation centre will keep record of visitors to the region.
He said that the facilitation centre will enable the district administration to effectively monitor flow of visitors from outside the region.
He also said that the rail head in Mendipathar is a boon for the people of the region as this will continue to facilitate movement of people from the region to the adjoining State of Assam.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister said that the railway has helped people from North Garo Hills to use railway to reach to Guwahati.
Rail head will facilitate market accessibility, he said, which has proved to be a boon for the farming community.
"Since the railway head was there in Mendipathar, the State Govt is setting up the Rs 100 cr food park in Mendipathar. The biggest feed mill of Northeast is being set up at Mendipathar because it has the railway head," Conrad Sangma said.
He further said that Mendipathar has become the preferred destination for investment because it has all the necessary infrastructure and the facilities, particularly the rail connectivity.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)