STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sealed borders a hurdle in movement of workers

Layers of barricading and security checks were being carried out and each vehicle crossing the borders was being checked thoroughly.

Published: 30th April 2020 01:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2020 01:31 AM   |  A+A-

Police personnel stop commuters at Delhi-Faridabad border after all Haryana borders with Delhi were sealed during the nationwide in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Faridabad

Police personnel stop commuters at Delhi-Faridabad border after all Haryana borders with Delhi were sealed during the nationwide in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Faridabad. (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: To stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, inter-state borders connecting Delhi to the neighbouring states have been sealed, which is now causing problems in the movement of workers engaged on essential services.

When IANS visited the border on Wednesday, layers of barricading and security checks were being carried out and each vehicle crossing the borders was being checked thoroughly.

As strict protocols are being followed to allow entry and exit through the Delhi-Faridabad Border, many people are sent back from the border.

Speaking to IANS, Khushboo who works at Hind Labs in Delhi's R.K. Puram area, said, "We are carrying our ID cards, yet they are not allowing us to go. If this remains the case, how would we help the public at large?"

Arun, who works with Apollo Pharmacy and is engaged in supply of medicines, said he is in medical line, but is not being allowed to go to his home in Faridabad. "Our passes are not being considered. We are repeatedly told that we don't have permission. We are not being allowed to go to our homes," he said.

Another person engaged in essential services of dairy products, Narendra, said, "I am not being allowed to go to Faridabad, where I have my cattle."

Neighbouring Haryana sealed it borders recently and imposed strict restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles to and from the borders.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country mounted to 31,787 on Wednesday evening, with 1,813 cases and 71 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry stated. This takes the total recovery rate to 24.5 per cent.

"We sealed the interstate borders in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are allowing the essential services so that normal public does not face any inconvenience," Faridabad ACP Dhaarna Yadav told IANS.

She said tucks carrying essential services are being allowed and the locals have been advised to get their treatment done in nearby hospitals.

"There are many people who are roaming without any urgent reason. People should not come out of their home without any reason", she said.

"I understand that a small section of population is being inconvenienced, but we have to understand that these are challenging times for the nation. All of us should adapt ourselves to the new circumstances. There is no need to panic."

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp