|Sonowal asks Rio to reopen inter-State border|
GUWAHATI, May 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal talked to his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio over phone on Saturday and requested him to take steps to reopen the inter-State border adjoining Sivasagar and Charaideo districts which were sealed by the Nagaland government in view of detection of a COVID-19 patient at Sonari recently.
Sonowal said while fighting against the pandemic, there is also a need to continue economic activities. He said due to sealing of the border by the Nagaland government, the livelihood of workers engaged in tea gardens are adversely affected. Besides, the labour force working in stone quarries and movement of construction materials have also been impacted.
Sonowal requested his Nagaland counterpart to take expeditious measures to reopen the border so that economic activities could be carried out without any disruption.
Rio assured Sonowal that he would take necessary steps to reopen the border.