Hundreds of vehicles from Assam passed through Meghalaya on Sunday after the governments of both states agreed to allow “conditional” inter-state movement.
Long queue of buses and private vehicles were witnessed at Ratacherra, East Jaintia Hills check point, to enter Meghalaya and move on to other districts of Assam since Sunday morning, Assam Tribune reported.
Only vehicles which had passes from the Assam government to embark on this journey were allowed to pass through.
The decision to open the border was taken after the Assam government on Friday announced that it would allow conditional inter-district movement of people from Saturday to Monday.
However, some districts in Barak valley can only connect with other districts of Assam via roads passing through Meghalaya.
This necessitated coordination between the two state governments.
Sources said Meghalaya chief secretary MS Rao received a request to assist the stranded people from Barak valley to move through Meghalaya.
East Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner Fredrick M Dopth said there were around 600-700 buses and private vehicles at the Ratacherra check-gate.
“We started to allow these vehicles to pass through, based on the list we received,” he said.