The state government has decided to allot additional 1.4 acres of land for relocation of 342 families of the Sweepers’ Colony from Them Iew Mawlong even as it expressed confidence to resolve the issue by the second week of January, next year.
The decision was announced after a meeting convened by the deputy chief minister incharge home Prestone Tynsong and deputy chief minister incharge urban affairs Sniawbhalang Dhar with the delegation of the Harijan Panchayat Committee, who were accompanied by representatives of the Delhi Gurudwara at the main secretariat on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said the meeting was a very positive one.
“However towards the end we have given them one more round of their discussion among themselves.Once that is done we already fixed the timeline on or before the second weeks of January, we will meet again and finalise everything,” he said.
“Since they (HPC) expressed their concerns about some more issues to be discussed among themselves, we allow them and said please do that and on or before second week of January we will meet again,” he added.
Asked, Tynsong said, “The modified blueprint is like this, the existing office of the municipal board, we have about 2.14 acres and because it is not enough to accomodate all the 342 families so ultimately we considered another additional plot, which is about 1.4 acres.”
“So we have shown them and for more or less as I said to you things are in line for the final discussion,” he said.