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Permission must for inter-district travels in Assam; violators will be quarantined

Permission must for inter-district travels in Assam; violators will be quarantined

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2020 10:16 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Permission from DCs is mandatory to move within districts of Assam. Violators will be apprehended and quarantined.

A tweet was sent out by Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Chief Secretary, Assam.

"No inter district movement of people allowed without authorisation by DCs. In case persons found travelling unauthorisedly, they shall be apprehended and kept in quarantine in the district where they are apprehended only. No District will push these persons to other districts."

Meanwhile, Assam government carried out discussion with Centre to determine intra and inter-state movement of vehicles amid lockdown.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had tweeted, “I @cmpatowary&@JogenMohan joined Union Minister Sri @nitin_gadkari in a VC to discuss about the situation on intra and inter-state movement of goods carriers, and other transportation. We are working on creating a system as per PM Sri@narendramodi‘s जान भी, जहान भी vision.”

Assam has also extended inter district travels within the state until May 2.

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, on Saturday, had said that 323 ASTC (Assam State Transport Department) buses operated across the State. The buses facilitated the travel of around 5,000 registered passengers for short distance journey in 18 districts.

Minister Patowary added that on Sunday, more than 300 buses will be allotted and over 15,000 passengers will travel across the State.

Minister Patowary, along with senior officials of Transport Department visited ISBT, Betkuchi; ASTC, Paltan Bazar and Machkhowato oversee the safe transportation of the stranded people.

“On Day 1, Transport Department has put 323 buses into service for facilitating the travel of around 5,000 registered passengers for short distance journey in 18 districts namely, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup Metro, Karimganj, North Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tinsukia, Udalguri”, the minister added.

The passengers underwent a medical examination before boarding the bus and also after they were dropped at their respective locations. The ASTC passengers were transported by following the health advisory of the Government. Hand gloves and masks were mandatory and the norms of social distancing were followed.

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