The chaos at the Delhi – Noida border it seems will continue. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal despite visuals of huge traffic congestions at border point where passes are mandatory to go to Delhi and entry to Noida from Delhi has announced that the border will be sealed for a week. Further, Kejriwal has sought suggestions from people by Friday to reopen the same.
Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national capital.
He said that Delhiites can send their suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to WhatsApp number 8800007722, firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling at 1031 by Friday 5 pm.
Some will say that if people from other states are allowed to enter the city, they will avail services of health facilities in large numbers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and that Delhiites would not be able to use them, the chief minister said.
Kejriwal also assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals to treat COVID-19 positive patients in the city.
The Delhi government will implement all the relaxations permitted by the Centre, the chief minister said.
“Barber shops and salons will be allowed to open, but spas will remain closed. All shops will be permitted to open and there will be no restrictions on their functioning,” he said.
Kejriwal further stated now we are lifting the restrictions on the number of passengers travelling in auto, e-rickshaws and other vehicles