• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Delhi govt favours allowing people's movement to and from UP, Haryana


New Delhi, May 31: The Delhi government is in favour of allowing movement of people from Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other cities of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana under the national capital region (NCR) as the nation exits the lockdown in a phased manner, an official said on Sunday.

Representational Image

The official said the Delhi government has not opposed movement of people from these cities and it is the authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana who have firmed up restrictions on borders with the national capital citing spike in COVID-19 cases.

While announcing 'Unlock-1' to be effectuated from June 8, the Union Home Ministry said that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and no additional permission required for such travels.

    Coronavirus: Delhi seeks Rs.5000 Cr from centre to pay employees | Oneindia News

    Noida-Delhi border to stay sealed except for exempted services, people

    It, however, said that if a state or Union Territory, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions to be placed on such movement, and the related procedures to be followed.

    "The Delhi government is in favour of allowing interstate movement of people from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It mostly depends on authorities in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon to allow the same," the official said.

    A senior government official in the East Delhi district administration said, "There are lakhs of people from Noida and Greater Noida, who come to Delhi for works and vice versa. If authorities in Noida and Greater Noida agree to hold a meeting to start inter-state movement, a final decision can be taken."

    On Friday, tightening of traffic restrictions by Gurgaon and Ghaziabad administrations on their borders with Delhi to contain the spread of coronavirus had led to chaos and vehicular congestion.

    The Noida-Delhi border was sealed on April 21 with officials saying the decision was taken as several of the COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar were linked to Delhi.

    On Sunday, the national capital recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,295 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 19,844, as the death toll due to the disease mounted to 473. The previous daily highest spike of 1,163 cases was recorded on on Saturday.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more