Rajasthan govt puts curbs on people entering, exiting state

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister

Ashok Gehlot

on Wednesday imposed regulations on the movement of people and vehicles across the state borders. The restrictions, which come into effect from Thursday, will be in place for the following seven days.
No person can enter the state without a no-objection certificate (NOC) from a competent authority, while those heading out of the state must get a pass issued either from the district collector or an authorised government officer.
The order is not applicable for intra-state movement. Rajasthan shares borders with

Punjab

, Haryana, NCR,

Uttar Pradesh

,

Madhya Pradesh

and Gujarat. The order released by director general of police (law and order) M L Lather directed police officers concerned to create check-posts at all inter-state borders.
“Passes for exiting the state will be granted to only those facing an emergency situation like hospitalisation in another state or to attend funeral of a family member,” the order said. During a high-level review meeting on Covid-19 on Wednesday, Gehlot said that many people who were found to be positive for Covid-19 had tested negative before they travelled out.
The move has been taken after a spike in number of ca ses, especially among migrants and in rural areas. During the meet, Gehlot informed that the state recorded 2,500 cases between June 1 and June 10, the first 10-day period when the state came out of the lockdown.
“The regulation is required so that our three months of hard work does not go waste,” said Gehlot. Meanwhile, the government decided to set up counters at airports, railway stations and bus stands to provide on-the-spot passes after verification of IDs.
Those arriving by air have to follow the same guidelines issued by the central government.

Naveen Jain

, managing director of Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation said that those buses which are on the way to the state from other states carrying migrants will be affected by the order.

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