SHILLONG: In view of the multiple positive COVID-19 cases that have been detected in the neighbouring State of Assam, the District Magistrate of West Jaintia Hills under Sections 144 CrPC passed an order to seal all inter-State border roads whether PWD road, PMGSY, MGNREGS, village road, public road, etc.
The order restrains inter-State movement of all types of vehicles and people except for FCI trucks, oil tankers, LPG tankers, medicine suppliers and other vehicles for which specific authority letters/permission have been issued.
Lifting of vegetables from the Assam border and distribution will now be done by the Meghalaya Government ITEAM-1917 vehicles to the district.
Further, the District Magistrate has directed all headmen of the villages located in the Meghalaya-Assam border to restrict all the residents of their respective villages not to cross the border for procuring essential commodities and vegetables from Assam.
The public are also advised to refrain from meeting any donation agency without the authority of BDOs of the Deputy Commissioner and to contact their respective Block Development Officers and Gramsevak/Sevikas for any assistance of essential commodities during this lockdown period.