Assam truckers resume movement to Mizoram after security assurance



Several trucks carrying essential commodities and petroleum products have resumed movement to Kolasib district of Mizoram on Wednesday evening in the wake of the truckers’ association in Assam’s Cachar district deciding to lift the economic blockade.

The decision has arrived during a meeting held earlier in the day between representatives of truck drivers’ associations and the district administration of Cachar and Kolasib (Mizoram) at Lailapur along the interstate border of Assam and Mizoram.

The Kolasib Deputy Commissioner requested the truckers’ association to operate goods trucks to Mizoram so that people there do not face hardships because of a shortage of essential items.

He further assured safety and security to all the vehicles, saying that “no truck drivers and helpers would be subjected to any kind of harassment.”

The Deputy Commissioner also proposed to provide security escort for the trucks and other vehicles entering Mizoram.

Deputy inspector general of police, southern range, Dilip Kumar Dey said that the representatives of truckers’ association who were not willing to ply their vehicles to the other side of the border citing security reasons, have agreed to start movement of essentials following persuasion by the Cachar district and police administration.

Terming this as a positive development, Dey said that following the movement of trucks, Mizoram has given assurance of withdrawing their state police personnel from Assam’s territory shortly.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)