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Govt inline to make Khyndailad-Umsohsun road a pedestrian zone


Shillong: Minister incharge of Tourism and government spokesperson, Paul Lyngdoh on Wednesday informed that the government are inline with the urgent need to make Khyndailad (from MUDA junction till Umsohsun) as a pedestrian zone.

The Minister also informed that the process of declaring parts of Shillong as no-honking zone is under way.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Lyngdoh said that car passes will be issued to local residents for thoroughfare, but the entire area will be pedestrianised.

Regarding no-honking zones, the minister said the initiative is ongoing, and the Tourism department has designated Orchid Umiam as one. The department will also declare other units as no-honking zones.

“The Unique Selling Point (USP) of Meghalaya is the serenity which is disturbed by the loud honking, music which is sometimes being carried out beyond permissible hours,” Lyngdoh added.

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