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Meghalaya orders safety audit of infrastructure

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Jan 8 - Taking into consideration the loss suffered by Manipur due to the January 4 earthquake, the Meghalaya Cabinet yesterday ordered safety auditing of all existing infrastructure and �lifeline buildings� in the State.

�There is a need for the authorities to have safety auditing of the existing infrastructure, particularly the lifeline buildings in the State,� Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters after chairing the Cabinet meeting.

�I have directed all authorities concerned to urgently attend to this issue and get all experts to work on this,� he said, adding that the exercise has never been done in Meghalaya. There are reports of minor cracks in buildings in the State capital and the administration have been asked to submit a report on the matter. � PTI

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