The Assam government has decided to lift the bans which were imposed on inter-district communication during the period of Covid-19. While announcing this decision, the Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma added that the freedom of inter-district travel will initially be given in a phase-wise manner. In this initial stage, cars or other vehicles plying inter-district have to follow the rules of the 'odd-even number'.
The ban will be lifted from August 16, 2021.
If the Covid-19 cases in Assam come below 500, they might opt for the re-opening of educational institutions.Dr Sarma added that they will first go for the 'odd-even system' and later will go for a complete lift of the bans. It was said that from August 17, the curfew will start at 7 PM. If the Covid-19 cases in Assam come below 500, they might opt for the re-opening of educational institutions.
Fit Northeast approached a few people who were originally from Guwahati and had business concerns at different places of Assam and was inquisitive about what they had to say regarding it.
One of the people with whom Fit Northeast spoke was Pratik Borthakur. Pratik had his roots in Guwahati but had his business in Golaghat . Speaking to Fit Northeast, Pratik said "Even though I am from Guwahati, I often have to do I often keep on doing to-and-fro between Guwahati and Golaghat. Before Covid it was easy travelling. But when interdistrict travels were restricted, It was in Golaghat and could not come to Guwahati. It was in the month when there was a health emergency in the family and the doctor in Guwahati had to issue me online permission to travel. Only then I could come to Guwahati after so many months. But now as there is news that inter-district travel bans will be lifted is giving great relief to people like me who often have to go out of the town due to some work."