Lockdown Extension in NCR: Apart fron Delhi, the national capital region has again plunged into a fresh lockdown with Noida being closed for the weekends. The Haryana government has not yet dclared a lockdown in the COVID-hit district including Gurugram, but the health department of the government wants Gurugram to be locked down — either partially or fully — for at least a few days. With this, the Delhi-Noida-Gurugram border chaos is all set to return. Also Read - Noida Lockdown: Weekend Curfew Extended Till September 30, Metro Services to Resume For Unlock 4
The borders had been sealed from time to time during the past five months of the ongoing lockdown. Only people with special passes issued by the Noida administration was allowed to enter Gautam Budh Nagar. The restrictions on Delhi-Ghaziabad, Delhi-Gurugram borders were comparatively relaxed. However, the frequent change in rules has been creating a massive inconveniece to the daily commuters, who are not associated with essential services. Also Read - Weekend Lockdown Lifted in Chandigarh; Malls, Markets to Remain Open on Saturday and Sunday
The issue reached the Supreme Court, which ordered the Centre to find a solution in a uniform way. In its unlock 2.0 guideline, the ministry of human affairs said there would be no interstate and intrastate border curbs anywhere in the country. But now with lockdowns being reimposed, border curbs are all set tyo return. Also Read - Haryana Weekend Lockdown: All Offices, Non-essential Shops to Remain Shut on Saturdays, Sundays
Noida, Ghaziabad, along with the other places of Uttar Pradesh, is under weekend lockdown. No public/private transport is allowed apart from the movement of the essential service vehicles. Both Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Ghaziabad borders will be closed on weekends as the authorities are not issuing special passes for weekends.