Rajasthan to restrict inter-state travel

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The Rajasthan government has announced that interstate movement will be regulated in view of an “unprecedented surge” in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Under the new guidelines issued by the Home department, all persons going out of the state will need to obtain a pass for travel from the district collector and Superintendent of Police. If the permit is issued by a sub-divisional magistrate, Deputy SP or the local police station, then they have to inform the collector or SP.

According to the order signed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Rajeeva Swarup, counters will be setup at airports, railway stations and bus stands to provide on the spot passes after due verification of IDs.

For those traveling outside the state by road (other than scheduled bus), screening of persons of and verification of pass/ID will be done at the check post to be set up at the borders.

People traveling outside the state via flight, train or bus with prior reservation on June 10; and in case of emergency (death, accident in immediate family or hospitalization) will be exempted.

Guidelines of the ministry of home affairs for Indian nationals stranded outside will be followed for those arriving in the state through international flights. The people arriving by domestic flights, train or bus will be screened again. People driving in will be screened at check posts.

“There has been a recent unprecedented upsurge in Covid19 cases in the state since the phased opening up of lockdown with effect from June 1. Also, it has come to notice of the state government that certain persons from hotspots and other areas, under the prevailing system of free movement, travelled outside the state after Covid testing and before their report was received, which turned out positive subsequently, posing threat to wherever they go,” Swarup said.