Both Assam and Meghalaya withdrew travel advisories that restricted arrival and depart of vehicular movement following the aftermath of the violence in West Karbi Anglong of Assam in which six people were killed. Sources said that the decision was taken following a meeting of DGPs of the two states.
Five days after the interstate border clash at Mukroh village, the bustling Jorabat transit route on the outskirts of Guwahati returned to near normalcy as unhindered vehicular movement was restored. Both commuters and tourists prefer to take the Jorabat route while travelling from Guwahati to Shillong and vice versa.
A police officer stated that “Entering Meghalaya was never fully restricted from Day 1. We were only issuing advisories to the travellers against visiting the neighbouring state, unless absolutely necessary. But we have withdrawn the advisories on the instructions of the higher state police authorities.”
Besides the smaller entry points to Meghalaya that falls in Kamrup (Metro), travel advisories have also been withdrawn from the key routes between the two states that pass through the neighbouring Kamrup in lower Assam.
“We have withdrawn all advisories that were being given to vehicles, especially those bearing Assam registration numbers, while entering Meghalaya,” Kamrup SP Hitesh Ray said. From Sunday, all vehicles have started moving inside Meghalaya. The Meghalaya police are giving escort wherever necessary. Extensive patrolling is being carried out along highways.