Shillong, November 25, 2017 : The Northeast region of India contains breath-taking beauty and is every traveller’s dream to visit. Out of the innumerable number of beautiful tourist spots in the region, the Krang Suri falls of Meghalaya is the most under-rated.
SHILLONG | January 22, 2018
Gaurav Bajaj from Shillong, Meghalaya has made it to the India Book of Records for the largest number of boarding pass collections made by him owing to his love and zest for travelling. As per records, he has collected a total number of 233 boarding passes of both national as well as international air travels, collected from May 9, 2002 till April 23, 2017.
SHILLONG, December 1, 2017: Meghalaya which is known as the land of beauty is also famous for its extreme cold weather conditions but the question is — Do people really enjoy winter season in Meghalaya? Well the answer is YES!
SHILLONG, June 19, 2018: Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about “positive vibes”, aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh.
Clashes in the first week of June between Khasis and Sikhs in the city’s Punjabi Lane area had briefly affected tourism in Shillong, popularly known as ‘Scotland of the East’.
“The state is still a favourite and a safe summer destination for tourists in the North East region,” Metbah told PTI in an interview.
Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation general manager P Das said that government-run hotels, which include Hotel Pinewood, the Convention Centre and a chain of Orchid Hotels with over 100 beds, are “100 per cent occupied” at present.
He, however, said that there were no visitors in all the properties of the MTDC in the first week of June.
Federation of Shillong Hotels’ general secretary A M Lanong said that as the hill city returns to normalcy, tourists are slowly flocking the state again in view of the summer break.
The Meghalaya Rural Tourism Forum (MRTF) has appealed to the state government, seeking removal of the 48-hour suspension of mobile Internet services since June 16.
MRTF chairman Alan West said the suspension has affected the livelihood of people dependent on Internet connectivity across the state.
The Tourism minister said the Meghalaya government is firm in dealing with the situation, which arose due to an altercation between Sikh residents in the city’s Punjabi Lane area, and Khasi drivers of state-run buses.
More than 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel, were injured in the clashes.
“The authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the situation is under control,” Metbah said.
At least 14 areas in the state are still under constant watch of the state government, he added.
Shillong, November 25, 2017: Continuing its initiative of reducing projects with the overburdened Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the resultant delays and cost over-runs, the government is transferring over 2,000 km of upcoming highway projects to the fledgling, state-owned National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), according to informed sources.