Borders with NE states (except Sikkim) will open from tomorrow.: Himanta Biswa
Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that borders with NE states (except Sikkim) will open from tomorrow. Sarma has also said that residents of Assam can come back to the state. This does include Sikkim as people will have to come through Bengal, he said. But except Sikkim, residents of Assam stuck in other NE states can come back. No pass is required. Once they receive respective zillas they will be taken care of according to protocol and health examination will be carried out. People must be sure that they reach before 6 pm. ASTC buses will be sent later but it will take some time.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that some 20 lakh people of Assam are situated outside state. Sarma also requested to those people that if they are based in some hotspot areas then if possible they should wait for a while until the situation gets normal. However, the possibility of some of them returning can be less as industries might open in other states.