SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government has decided to do away with its earlier order to allow wedding receptions in East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts. Informing that many have applied for permission to allow wedding receptions, Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong appealed to such people to bear with the government. He said that this order applies to all types of reception and not only weddings. "But marriage solemnisation is allowed," informed State Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong informed here on Wednesday.
Moreover, the State government has also decided to temporarily close the entry points at Byrnihat, Ratacherra, Bajengdoba, Tikrikilla, Mirjumla and Hallidayganj from July 23 midnight to July 31. The Deputy Chief Minister said that this was done to give rest to the surveillance teams stationed at the entry points. Tynsong added that the entry points will be opened only for medical emergencies, transportation of essential commodities and transit of vehicles to Assam.
"This is essential to unburden the health and front line workers as well as the district administration who are engaged in extensive surveillance," the Deputy Chief Minister said.
He also said that the government will use this time to identify another location for setting up an entry point at Byrnihat.
Tynsong also said that the Assam government has objected to the present entry point stating that their people going to Upper Assam are inconvenienced with the present location of Meghalaya's entry point.