The closure of the lifeline for people of Mizoram has necessitated the government to explore alternate supply routes to Mizoram, the chief minister reportedly told home minister Amit Shah when the two had a conversation over phone on Monday. Shah, however, ruled out such an option while offering help to ease tension. Governments of Assam and Mizoram continued efforts to restore normalcy in the two bordering villages and restore traffic on the highway connecting the two states.
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.
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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.