Moreh, Aug 8,
Perhaps for the first time in the history of India and Myanmar Indian tourist visa or Myanmar tourist with the same can now visit both the country on land route. To facilitate the conveniences an official function held today inaugurated the first Manipur-Myanmar Border road at Moreh.
The inaugural function was held at Friendship Bridge at Moreh that connects India with Myanmar, both the representatives exchanged warm welcome on both the side.
From Indian side, the contingent was led by RK Shivachandra, Convenor of the Act East Policy Committee, Manipur whereas Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Permanent Secretary U Aye Lwin and Nandan Singh Bhairosa, Consul General of India.
After the gap of 20 years, the first land route between India and Myanmar has come to reality and will enhance the relationship and also the bilateral relationship on Indo-Myanmar relations.
Notably, the Government of India has already announced Moreh as an Immigration Check Post of India. On the other side of the border, the Myanmar Immigration Check Post is going to be converted into an international check post and Indians travelling to Myanmar would not be required to obtain passes from Myanmar Land Customs.
As of now, citizens from both the countries are allowed free movement upto 16 kilometres of each others’ territory. Indians who intended to travel beyond the 16 kms had to take special permits from the Myanmar Authority.