According to the latest media reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a letter to states and Union Territories to remove restrictions on inter-state movement. Now, e-passes or special permissions will not be required for inter-state movement.
The letter by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to states and UTs mentioned, “Such restrictions amount to a violation of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005. No restrictions be imposed and it should be ensured that MHA guidelines are followed.” The letter also states that any disruption in such movement may hamper the supply chains and affect employment as well as economic activities.
The state governments commenced the ‘unlock’ process soon after the announcement, however, a few states have continued to restrict inter-state movements to curb the spread of coronavirus. The central government has further instructed them not to continue the restrictions.
Highlights Of Announcement
- Inter-state movement is allowed in India now
- No e-passes or special permissions would be required
- Measures like social distancing, masks, etc. will be followed to avoid the spread of COVID-19
If you wish to travel and had been waiting for the inter-state movement to restart then this is certainly great news for you. Plan your future travels with TravelTriangle and enjoy sanitized holidays like never before!
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