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Coronavirus: Delhi Borders Sealed, Those Involved in Movement of Essential Goods Need Curfew Passes

Government officials engaged in essential services will be permitted on the basis of their identity cards.

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Updated:March 23, 2020, 11:23 PM IST
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Coronavirus: Delhi Borders Sealed, Those Involved in Movement of Essential Goods Need Curfew Passes
A police officer stands at New Delhi's border barricade during lockdown by the authorities to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Reuters)

New Delhi: As the number of cases of coronavirus across the country continues to rise and states impose curfew, lockdown, the Delhi Police on Monday said interstate borders would be sealed and movement possible only with curfew passes issued by the district police headquarters.

"To ensure the proper implementation of Section 144 in Delhi, inter-state borders shall be completely sealed by police, except for the movement of essential goods and commodities," said Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa. "For movement of persons involved in essential goods and services, the concerned Delhi-based organisations have to get curfew passes from their respective district police headquarters."

“The organisations of NCR involved in providing the essential goods and services can apply in the following police districts for the curfew passes required for the movement of persons across the border from Delhi,” said the order.

In the times of lockdown, the Ghaziabad Police booked 200 people for violating orders imposed in the wake of the coronavirus threat and lodged 70 FIRs against the violators under Section 188 of the IPC for not adhering to the government order and loitering around without any valid reason.

Government officials engaged in essential services will be permitted on the basis of their identity cards. For employees of private companies to whom the essential services is outsourced by government, the movement will be permitted on the basis of identity cards.

There will be strict checking at the border pickets and internal pickets within the city in every police station area to ensure no gathering or movement takes splace in contravention of the prohibitory order issued under section 144.

Vendors heading to Faridabad will have to collect their curfew passes from the South East district: DCP Office South East District Sarita Vihar.

For Ghaziabad: Shahdra District, DCP Office Shalimar Park, Bholanath Nagar.

For those headed towards Noida, passes will be given from East district, DCP office, IP Extension, Mandawali Fazalpur.

In case of Sonepat, vendors will take the passes from the Outer North District, DCP Office, Police Station Samaypur Badli.

For Bahadurgarh Jhajjar, the passes will be given at Outer District, DCP Outer District: Guru Harikishan Marg, Pushpanjali enclave, Pitampura, New Delh.

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