Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced that it will be making arrangements to bring back its citizens who are stranded in other Northeast states and wish to return to the state.
A large number of citizens of Meghalaya including students and migrant workers have remained stranded in various parts of the country including Northeast due to the lockdown in view of the COVID19 pandemic.
Informing this, Meghalaya chief secretary MS Rao in a statement issued on Wednesday said: “We will permit all such movement into the State w.e.f 5th May, 2020 or soon thereafter.”
“Those who intend to return to the state may kindly fill up this online form at http://meghalayaonline.in/covid/ on or before 4th May, 2020,” Rao said.
The Meghalaya chief secretary also said those, who have no internet access, may call at 81320-11037, 84330-38716, 97115-44148, 73385-50288 between 9 AM-8 PM on any day till May 4, 2020 to register themselves.
“For citizens stranded in other states, the registration process will be announced as soon as confirmation is received from Government of India about resumption or arrangement of air/rail travel services,” chief secretary Rao said.
“It is to be noted that given the current COVID situation, pre-registration as described above, is mandatory for entering the state,” the chief secretary added.
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Meanwhile the Union home ministry through an order on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded people including students and migrant workers with conditions amid the nationwide lockdown.
“As a result of lockdown restrictions to fight COVID–19, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places in the country. Now, the Centre has permitted the movement of these stranded persons by road,” the home ministry said in the statement.