Explore alternative routes to ferry essentials through Myanmar: Mizoram CM

With trucks stranded at the Assam-Mizoram border due to the recent border dispute, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said that the state government will likely explore possibility of transporting essential goods through Manipur, Tripura or even neighbouring countries Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Following the closure of the national highway, Zoramthanga informed Union home minister Amit Shah about the possibilities.  

The Economic Times has reported that Shah has ruled out such an option. He, on the other hand, offered help to ease tension along the border with Assam to bring normalcy and restore traffic.

Mizoram Home department and several prominent organizations have already issued statements ensuring safety and security of the truckers who would be entering the state with essential goods.

Assam’s border protection department commissioner and secretary Gyanendra Dev Tripathi on October 20 said that bringing back peace to Lailapur was top priority for the government. Tripathi said efforts were on to start movement of stranded trucks carrying essential commodities. “The district administrations of three districts of Barak Valley are working to ensure smooth movement of stranded trucks on the border,” he said.

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