SHILLONG, Sep 09: South Shillong legislator Sanbor Shullai on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Bishnupur-Kench’s Trace market which will house the first organic market in the city.
The proposed three-storey market complex was sanctioned by the Urban Affairs department at a cost of Rs 2.39 crore.
While the top floor of the market will be used as a community hall, the ground floor has been allotted for opening the first organic market in the state capital.
Addressing the gathering, Shullai said, “This is a day to remember as the laying of the foundation stone for this market will soon be a source of livelihood to the people of the area.”
He further said that the market will also provide employment to the youths.
“We will also form a committee to help speed up the construction work process,” he said adding that the market will also have a parking space for up to 16 vehicles.
Shullai further informed that on September 16, he will be inaugurating an indoor stadium at Laban costing Rs. 3 crore.
“This indoor stadium will become the biggest and tallest in Meghalaya,” he said.
Meanwhile, the EE of Urban Affairs department, R Budnah informed that the first floor will house a wet marker with 23 platform stalls, second floor with 15 shops and the third floor will house the community hall.