The Meghalaya Government has agreed to construct an alternative road from Shillong to Guwahati via Rani-Azara road.
Meghalaya Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh laid the foundation stone of the new road on February 24.
Meghalaya Government has sanctioned a total of Rs. 196 crore for the construction of the 79 kilometres road.
The road is expected to be completed within 2 years and will lessen the travel time from Shillong to Guwahati Airport.
It is to be mentioned that the road via AT Road is one of the busiest all round the clock and this leads to major traffic jams.