SHILLONG: Several organizations have written to the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma expressing their anguish and unhappiness over the delay in implementation of the first phase of the Entry & Exit Points as per the Meghalaya Residents Safety & Security Act 2016.
In a letter written to the CM, the KSU, GSU, FKJGP, HNYF, AYWO, RBYF and ADE on June 2, argued that since the inception of the Act, the successive Governments did very less except giving assurance of speedy and immediate implementation of the Act at every meeting.
The organizations have stated that it is very unfortunate that till date, not even the first phase of the project is operational.
The conglomeration of NGOs cited the example of Manipur where ILP was implemented immediately once it was notified by the Central Government. The NGOs suggested that the Government of Meghalaya should take a cue from the state of Manipur.
The NGOs further suggested that it was necessary to conduct a pilot project on the Entry & Exit Points in view of the ongoing Corona Pandemic, so as to regulate entry of outsiders into the state.
The first phase of the Entry & Exit Points consisted of the areas of Malidor, Byrnihat Borbhuin, Athiabari, Medhipara Junction, Abhirampara, Chibinang, Bhoglurbitha, Phulbari (Ghat), Rajabala, Singimari Trijunction, Tangaon, Baljek Airport, Mirjumla, Jhunjuni, Dainadubi, Manikganj, Nalbari Railway Station, Mendipathar Railway Station, Mendipathar Bazar, Khaldang & Bajengdoba.