Guwahati: Amid the return of thousands of stranded citizens, the Meghalaya Government has made provisions of transport for passengers who will arriving at the Guwahati Airport and the Guwahati Railway Station. The arrangements, which will now be on a payment basis, will now come into effect on June 11.
The Political Department of the Meghalayan Government has informed that the passengers arriving either by flight or by rail can also book a tourist taxi at least 48 hours in advance of their date of travel to them up from the Guwahati Railway Station or the LGBI Airport in Borjhar.
Whom to Contact?
H F Khongsit, Assistant Commissioner of Transport (Ph 7005629354), S A Sangma, DGM, MTC (Ph. 8974254116), P.B. Hynniewta, DGM, MTC (9863064839), Hilbert Nongbri, Pool Officer of the Transport Department (Ph. 9436103308), Lur Swer, Office Assistant, MTC (Ph. 70055512) have been named mas the officers with whom one may share the travel itinerary, in advance, and for booking of tourist taxis. They must be contacted between 10 am and 8 pm.
Additionally, there are also provisions for booking a taxi only by logging onto the megtransport.gov.in, said the Government.
At the same time, it has been informed that the Transport Department will issue a detailed notification including rates for hiring tourist taxis.
"The Transport Department will also prepare detailed SOP for those travelling by private taxis", informed the communique.
This arrangement, the Government said, shall not apply to citizens of the state arriving on Special Shramik Trains for whom the Transport Department will continue to provide vehicles at the Government's cost.
Additionally, it has been informed that all persons entering the state will be taken to Shillong or Tura for testing and kept in institutional quarantine for up to 48 hours till the test results come to light.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Meghalaya government has decided to bear the travel expenses of stranded residents who are returning to the state only till June 10. This was informed by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Monday after a review meeting chaired by chief minister Conrad K Sangma.