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Shillong: Following the Centre’s order allowing the movement of stranded people, Meghalaya government on Thursday informed that it will permit the movement of residents from the state who are stranded in other parts of the Northeast with effect from May 5.

The people who intend to return will have to fill up an online form ( on or before May 4.

So far, the state has over 10,000 people stranded in other states. Altogether 10,287 number of persons had registered for CM’s Special Grant for stranded people.

The government has also notified that for those who do not have internet access, may call 81320-11037/ 84330-38716 / 97115-44148/ 73385-50288 between 9 am and 8 pm on any day before May 4 to register.

For residents stranded in other states outside the Northeast, the registration process will be announced as soon as confirmation is received from the government of India about resumption or arrangement of air/rail travel services, informed the government.

Meanwhile, 10 districts in Meghalaya which fall under the green zone, barring East Khasi Hills district, were allowed for inter-district movement.

In a statement, secretary to the state government, CVD Diengdoh, said, “As of today 10 districts of Meghalaya barring East Khasi Hills district are in the green zone as they have not reported any COVID-19 positive cases. All deputy commissioners who are in the green zone may allow for inter-district movement of persons between one district and another, provided that both districts of origin and destination are in the green zone, and that the transit should not be done through East Khasi Hills district.”

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