On Monday, CM Kejriwal announced the sealing of Delhi’s borders with neighbouring states for one week, during which only essential services will be allowed for inter-state travel.
News agency quoted Kejriwal saying that he has sought suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
“For now, we are sealing Delhi’s borders for one week; People engaged in essential services, having passes will be allowed,” said Kejriwal while addressing the media.
“Delhiites can send suggestions on opening of borders to WhatsApp number 8800007722, [email protected] by Friday 5 pm,” he added.
The Delhi government is in favour of allowing movement of people from Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other cities of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana under the national capital region (NCR) as the nation exits the lockdown in a phased manner.
While announcing ‘Unlock-1’ to be effectuated from June 8, the Union Home Ministry said that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and no additional permission required for such travels.
On Friday, tightening of traffic restrictions by Gurgaon and Ghaziabad administrations on their borders with Delhi to contain the spread of coronavirus had led to chaos and vehicular congestion.
For the uninitiated, the Noida-Delhi border was sealed on April 21 with officials saying the decision was taken as several of the COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar were linked to Delhi.