The Indian government is financing six road projects worth a total of ₹15,622 crore in Meghalaya. These projects include the construction of the Shillong-Western bypass (38 km) at a cost of ₹2205 crore, the Dainadubi-Darugre-Williamnagar road (80 km) at ₹4350 crore, the Mawlyngkhung-Mawrynkneng (Shillong Eastern bypass), the Mawryngkneng-West Jaintia Hills & Jowai bypass (75 km) at ₹4100 crore, the Paikan-Tura road (56 km) at ₹1827 crore, and the Phulbari-Tura road (63 km) at ₹740 crore, and the Dudhnoi-Rongjeng-Baghmara-Dalu road (150 km) at ₹2400 crore.
The DPR (Detailed Project Report) for the Shillong-Western bypass is being prepared, while the DPR for the Shillong Eastern bypass is under review. The DPRs for the other four road projects are in progress. All these roads are strategic in nature and are being constructed directly under the Union government, allowing the State to allocate more funds for the maintenance and construction of other roads and highways not maintained by the NHAI or the NHIDCL.
Once the Jakopgre road is connected to the Kakwa Duragre road, there will be seamless access between Chiminmingre and Kakwa Duragre. These road projects are expected to enhance transportation and connect various parts of Meghalaya, leading to economic development and improved accessibility for its citizens.