Delhi: Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has sealed the Delhi-Noida border due to the increase of COVID-19 cases. The Noida Police is doing intense checking at the borders with Delhi to keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay.
Unlock 3 has started in Delhi from August 1st. But commuters are not allowed to enter Uttar Pradesh from the national capital without the verification of e-passes. While the borders are sealed for the general commuters, it is, however, open for emergency and medical services. But people need an e-pass to cross the border for any purpose.
Now there is no chance for the borders to open until the COVID-19 cases recede significantly. Officials have suggested that the Noida-Delhi border will continue to remain sealed for movement except for essential services. And people having passes issued by the district administration.
In April the UP government has also sealed the Delhi-Ghaziabad border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On June 4, the Supreme Court had asked the Center to convene a meeting of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for easing interstate movement at all borders in the NCR.
On Saturday, July 25, 14 vehicles impounded for similar violations during the 24-hour in Gautam Buddh Nagar. As restrictions continue across Uttar Pradesh due to lockdown-like curbs imposed on weekends as per updates from the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police.
These restrictions across the Delhi-Noida border have imposed as part of the state government’s concerted efforts to screen and test people for COVID-19 and check the spread of other vector-borne diseases.
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which bars assembly of more than four people, is also in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar, whose urban areas fall in the ‘red zone’.
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