New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday extended the lockdown in the national capital for another week amid the massive surge in coronavirus cases. This is the second time when Kejriwal has extended the lockdown in the city which was imposed on April 19. Last Sunday, the Delhi Chief Minister had extended the lockdown till May 3.
During the lockdown, all the non-essential activities has been barred and the essential services will continue as normal. Apart from this, private offices and other establishments like shops, malls, weekly markets, manufacturing units, educational and coaching institutes, cinema halls, restaurants, bars, assembly halls, auditoriums, public parks, sport complexes, gyms, spas, barber shops, saloons and beauty parlours will remain closed.
During the lockdown, people coming from or going to the airports, ISBT, railway station will be allowed to travel with their valid tickets. Inter- and intra-state travel has not been stopped during the lockdown.
Can I travel from Delhi to Gurugram or Faridabad and vice versa?
Except those who are involved in essential services, anyone travelling during the lockdown in the NCT will require an e-pass issued by the Delhi government.
Can I travel from Delhi to Noida or Ghaziabad?
Only people involved in essential activities can travel during the lockdown. Talking about the rules of Uttar Pradesh, the UP government has also imposed a night curfew in the state and a complete lockdown every Sunday till May 15. To travel amidst the lockdown, a person needs to have a valid e-pass.
People who are engaged in meat and fish, animal fodder, grocery, fruits and vegetable shops, dairy and milk booths and medical equipment shops, banks, insurance offices and ATMs, private security agencies, telecom and Internet services, Information Technology and IT-enabled services, e-commerce of essential services, will need an e-pass to travel during the lockdown.
According to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), people who already have an e-pass which they received for emergency or essential work in the night curfew/weekend curfew will also be valid for the lockdown.
On the other hand, the Delhi Metro will function with 50 per cent capacity, whereas bus, cabs, autos, taxis, and other transport services will also function with 50 per cent capacity.
Talking about the coronavirus cases, Delhi recorded over 24,000 new coronavirus cases and 357 deaths in the last 24 hours. The mortality rate in the state has been the highest ever in a day.
Posted By: Deeksha Sharma