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Haryana opens borders for essential services and Delhi cops

IANS | May 15, 2020 04:24 PM

GURUGRAM:After the direction of Delhi High Court, Haryana has opened all borders with Delhi for essential services and people with e-passes.
Amit Khatri, district magistrate of Gurugram said that he has been following court order and accordingly given direction to law enforcement agencies for the same.
After the relaxation, vehicles were seen piling on the roads and crossing one by one after showing valid identity cards or permission letters at the barricades of Delhi-Gurugram expressway at Sirhaul toll plaza.

Similar scenes appeared on MG Road at Nathupur border, Palam Vihar which is connecting to Bijwasan, Kapashera border and Baghera which heads towards Jhatikara in Delhi.

Haryana police deployed at the borders have opened one lane from Delhi to Gurugram side and are thoroughly checking commuters before allowing them to enter Gurugram.

The high court direction has given huge relief to police personnel, employees of Delhi Jal Board, MCD, doctors, nurses, paramedics, vegetable and fruit vendors and other persons employed with essential services in Delhi.

Sanjeev Kumar, a constable in Delhi's south district said: "I am waiting for last one month to go home to meet my family. Now, I can go home in Gurugram after intervention of the court, " he said.

He further said, "Delhi Police has strength of 80, 000 and half of them belong to Haryana. It would be great relief for person like me having native village in NCR districts."

Haryana government had imposed restrictions in last week of April after spikes in the cases of Covid-19. Some of the green districts like Jhajjar came in red zone. Sonepat, Faridabad and Gurugram also witnessed steep surge in corona cases.

In Gurugram, a number of vegetables sellers got infected after having visited Delhi's Azadpur vegetables and fruits wholesale market.

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