Source: IT News
Shillong, May 12 2020: The Shillong Manipuri students Union (SMSU) have helped 152 stranded students and families from different parts of Shillong to return to Imphal, Manipur via Bus from NH2 (Dimapur – Imphal) road due to Covid-19 lockdown in Meghalaya.
A press statement released by Chongtham Thangamba Meetei- President, Shillong Manipuri students Union (SMSU) states that the Union has arranged Hand Sanitizers and drinking water bottles for all the students and the families including the bus drivers and the Conductors.
The Union requested the Govt.officials of Manipur to arrange proper screening, testing and quarantine facilities with proper norms and procedures identified by the Government of India for all the individuals to prevent the State from being affected by the Covid-19 virus.
The Union expresses unhappiness with the decisions of the Cabinet meeting held recently by the Government of Manipur about the issues of stranded people living outside the state.
It can be noted that as the Government is not helping with the travelling expenses of the Students, the students have faced a huge amount of burden against the travelling fare that was charged by the private bus agencies.
The Union appealed to the Government authorities to kindly check and also to fully reimburse the amount that the Students have spent on transportation.
The Union further requested the Chief Minister of Manipur to take necessary action on the issue highlighted above.