32 C
Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Home
  • Videos
  • T8 Radio

    Like Registration When You Check Into Hotel: M’laya Govt Reassures Tourists On New Rules

    Any person who is not a resident of Meghalaya and intends to stay in the state more than 24 hours will have to register and furnish documents to the Government

    After less than a week since the Meghalaya cabinet passed an ordinance making it mandatory for all outsiders to register before entering the state, Meghalaya government has tried to pacify the travellers planning to visit the Northeastern state known for its scenic beauty.

    On November 5th, 2019 evening, the Meghalaya tourism CVD Diengdoh issued a statement stating that the “modalities of the implementation of the Ordinance have not been finalized” and that the state “welcomes all domestic and international travellers”.

    The Meghalaya cabinet on November 1st, 2019 approved the amendment to Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 that seeks mandatory registration of outsiders for entering the State. The Cabinet stated that the decision was taken in a bid to protect the interest of tribal citizens.

    “The Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Amendment Ordinance 2019 requires registration of non-residents, including visitors. However, the modalities of the implementation of the Ordinance have not been finalized. As of now the registration process has not begun. The objective of the Ordinance is to ensure safety of all visitors,” the statement read.

    The statement mentioned that the registration process will be designed keeping in mind the convenience of tourists who are visiting the state. “It will be a simple process with both online and offline registration options and will be similar to the registration when you check into your hotel. There will be no need to stand or wait in queues when you enter the State. We understand that your time and resources are precious. Meghalaya welcomes all domestic and international travellers who wish to explore our landscapes and experience our culture and traditions,” the statement added.

    The Cabinet approved the amendment of the Act in the form of an ordinance. Any person who is not a resident of Meghalaya and intends to stay in the state more than 24 hours will have to register and furnish documents to the Government.

    The amendments came in the backdrop of demands for an Inner Line Permit like regime in Meghalaya following publication of National Register of Citizens in Assam.

    Photo credit: @MeghTourism


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    Coronavirus is a Hoax: Dr Satyakam Phukan

    Dr Phukan said, “I do not see any reason to terrorise the people in the name of coronavirus. State's health and family welfare minister has been misled by certain forces.

    Landslide Leaves One Dead At Kharguli

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday called Assam’s health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and took stock of the situation over telephone.

    Assam Keelback Re-Appeared after 129 Years

    Last seen in 1891, a group of scientists of Wildlife Institute of India, has rediscovered the rare snake in Arunachal Pradesh

    26 Lockdown Violators Arrested on Day One of the Total Lockdown

    Throughout the day, the police detained 112 vehicles - 2 wheeler-61, 3 wheeler-17, 4 wheeler-32 and 6 wheeler-02.

    Assam Flood Death Toll Rises to 24; Situation Grims

    The Brahmaputra River has been flowing above the danger line in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri districts

    Goods train Average Speed rises to 43.6% in NFR

    On Sunday, the average speed of freight trains was 43.08 kmph against 24.02 kmph on June 28 last year