Thursday, February 2, 2023

Meghalaya HC Chief Justice stresses on mobility in Shillong


With agonizing and ever increasing traffic snarls in the state capital having thrown normal life helter skelter, the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice Sanjib Banerjee has stressed on prioritizing mobility in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya.
Inaugurating a symposia series on ‘Improving Mobility in Shillong’, organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong on Friday, Justice Banerjee stressed on the importance of making mobility in the capital city a priority. Stating that Shillong is one of the most beautiful hill stations that he had visited, he underscored, “There is urgent need to build basic facilities, good infrastructure and ensure that Shillong continues to develop at par with other cities of the world”.
Meghalaya Chief Secretary, Donald Philips Wahlang, who was also present, in his speech stressed on the importance of mobility for development and pointed out that mobility problems are an issue of major concern due to the unavailability of a good road network, which often results in high- to severe-grade congestion.
“Traffic violations, wrongful parking, lack of parking space and burgeoning number of cars are adding to the problem,” Wahlang said and stressed on the need for innovative planning to resolve the issue.
The chief justice thanked the judiciary for taking a keen interest in sorting out the issue with the help from IIM Shillong.
Director, IIM Shillong, DP Goyal, expressed his happiness that steps towards resolving the issue were being taken by IIM Shillong.
“It is only right that the process of collaboration to resolve social issues is taken in an educational institution,” he observed. In-depth discussions were held on aspects of the blue prints, which were presented by all the concerned department heads of the government of Meghalaya. During the symposium, it was also decided that the IIM Shillong and various departments of the Meghalaya government would work together to create ideas for improving mobility in Shillong.
The second symposium in this regard is scheduled to be held on October 19, during which all the major stakeholders are expected to participate, an IIM spokesperson said.

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