Delhi-NOIDA Border Shut, Haryana Allows Inter-State Travel
The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration on Sunday decided to keep the NOIDA border with the national capital closed in view of the COVID-19 situation in UP.
New Delhi: The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration on Sunday decided to keep the NOIDA border with the national capital closed in view of the COVID-19 situation in UP. The Gautam Budh Nagar health department stated that 42% of the COVID-19 cases in the district over the last 20 days have been traced to Delhi. This is being seen as the reason behind the decision of the district administration to keep the NOIDA Delhi border closed.
Police verified passes and ID of people entering NOIDA to make sure that only genuine commuters were coming into Uttar Pradesh from the national capital.
Meanwhile, Haryana state government allowed inter district as also inter State travel. The decision to let vehicular movement across the state to flow, was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday, ANI reports.
Haryana: State Government has allowed inter-state and inter-district travel; visuals from Gurugram-Delhi border. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday. #Unlock1 pic.twitter.com/97jTccvTjN— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2020
Gautam Budh Nagar: Police check passes and IDs of people entering the district at Noida-Delhi border near Delhi's Mayur Vihar Extension area. pic.twitter.com/l7Opkqzkjn— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 1, 2020
Uttar Pradesh has seen a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases after the migrants started to return to the state in a big way in Shramik Special trains and all other available modes of transport.
The border with Delhi remains an issue as officials in UP contend that the national capital contributes significantly to the case-load of coronavirus in the country's most populous state. The back-and-forth travel from Ghaziabad and NOIDA into Delhi is very high with a number of offices housed in these areas of the national capital.
Uttar Pradesh has so far reported 7823 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 213 deaths. Haryana had seen fewer cases of coronavirus initially. The state has so far reported 2091 cases with a death count of 20. However, for a state of its size, Haryana has been reporting high numbers of COVID-19 which is also due to the fact that Gurugram and Faridabad have a lot of vehicular movement from Delhi.