New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Monday night issued guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown and allowed opening of shops and resumption of industrial activities in non-containment zones across the state. 

The government has also allowed people from Delhi to travel to Noida and Ghaziabad. However, those those living in coronavirus hotspots in the capital will not be allowed to enter the two neighbouring areas.  

But Noida said that "status quo" will be maintained for now or that people will not be allowed to enter Noida from the capital.

"This is to inform all concerned that, Status quo shall be maintained between Delhi Noida Border for now. We have sought instructions from state govt. as regards to implementation of Point 3(1) and 7(12) of GO of Home dept vide No.924 dated 18/5/2020 -CP GB Nagar -DM GB Nagar (sic)," the Information Department of Gautam Buddh Nagar tweeted.

The state government also directed that vegetable markets to open from 4 am to 7 am only and retail vegetables could be sold between 6 am and 9 pm. 

While shops have been allowed to open, it will be mandatory for owners and workers to wear masks and provide sanitiser to customers. 

Night curfew continues to remain in place across the state with no movement of people and vehicles, other than essential activities, to be allowed between 7 pm and 7 am. 

People aged above 65 years or those with comorbidities, pregnant women and children less than 10 years have been advised to stay home.

Restaurants will be allowed to open for home delivery but dining is not permitted. 

Moreover, three people including the driver have been allowed to travel in a car while only person is allowed on two wheelers. 

Several states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Punjab, also issued guidelines regarding the 14-day extension of the lockdown, announcing several relaxations, primarily on public movement and opening of markets and shops.  

On Monday, Adityanath directed state officials to spread awareness among migrants to travel on trains and buses instead of unsafe modes of transport. He also asked the Transport Department officials to undertake regular inspections in bid to check road accidents.

The directives came two days after the road accident in Auraiya district, in which at least 27 migrant workers were killed and injuring over 30 injured.

Adityanath directed the officials to ensure that people do not walk or use three-wheelers, bikes, trucks and other unsafe modes of transport while returning. He asked the police to undertake heavy patrolling and also create awareness among the people.

Meanwhile, the UP government on Monday accepted Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's proposal to run 1,000 buses to ferry migrant labourers back home to the state and sought the list of buses along with the names and other details of the drivers and conductors.

The offer was made by the Congress general secretary in-charge of UP East through a letter which was given to the Chief Minister's Office by the state unit leaders of the party.

The fourth phase of lockdown kicked in on Monday and will continue till May 31. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday issued guidelines, announcing a host of relaxations in red zones.

Air travel and metro rail services, along with schools, colleges, shopping malls and gyms, continue to remain shut across the country till the end of the month. However, the Centre has allowed inter- and intra-state movement of people and opening of shops  and markets, except those falling in containment zones. 

Also, the states have been asked to identify the red, orange and green zones while the district and civic bodies will identify the containment and buffer zones based on the guidelines issued by Health Ministry. 

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta