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CM Conrad Sangma visits site of collapsed Meghalaya Assembly Dome

This is the first time that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma visited the site after the collapse of the dome.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma along with Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh inspected the under construction building of the State legislative assembly, the dome of which collapsed recently.

This is the first time that Chief Minister Sangma visited the site after the collapse of the dome.

Meanwhile, the Congress has demanded an independent inquiry into the dome collapse.

Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee working president PN Syiem along with former minister Deborah Marak expressed concern over the incident stating that people’s lives could have been at risk.

The dome which was recently installed at the new Assembly building at Mawdiangdiang, New Shillong Township collapsed on Sunday at around 12.30 am.

But fortunately, there was no casualty in the incident.

While speaking to reporters, PWD (Building) Executive Engineer, Ransom Sutnga said that the cause of the collapse of the dome is because of the design since the weight of the dome is so heavy.

He informed that the actual height of the dome is about 65 meters while the height of the minar is 13 meters. The weight of the dome is about 70 tonnes.

According to him, the debris will be cleared within two weeks adding that they will prepare a new design with a light structure for the dome.

He further informed that they will complete the new design within eight or nine months.

First Published: 24th May, 2022 17:04 IST



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