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Meghalaya govt to rename Dikkibandi stadium after P A Sangma

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The Cabinet has decided to rename the in town after former Lok Sabha Purno A

The state Cabinet meeting Friday presided over by Conrad K approved the recommendations received from the state naming authority tasked with the job to name roads, and institutions after personalities, Home Minister told reporters.

The said the (formerly known as MP stadium) and a junction leading to AMPT road in have been renamed after P A

is also a former of He was elected from the Lok Sabha seat a number of times. and are sons of

He said the name was not official and it was only in 2014 that the had renamed the stadium as

"There was a popular demand going to the fact that majority of the money spent on the construction of the stadium was initiated by PA Sangma during his tenure as Tura MP. Today the has decided to honour the contribution that he (PA Sangma) made towards the construction of that stadium," he said.

The state Cabinet has also decided to name a road leading from Mawlai-Mawroh to Madan in honour of Saint Teressa.

Two roads under Greater Laban area in the city have also been renamed after two former MLAs. Howel Road was renamed Thranghok J Rangad Road while Zikzak Road was renamed as Ardendu Chaudhuri road.

The Batti Bazar road at Laban was also renamed as Roland Lyngdoh Road, Sylhetipara Road at Laban as Krepsing Swer Road and Jackson Trace Road at Lower Lumparing as Melington Kharkongor Road, the said.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 10:00 IST