In view of the lockdown guidelines, 15 entry points to the city will be sealed from April 21 onwards till further orders. As per an official, no one would be permitted to even cross the barriers on foot.
Necessary traffic diversions would be accounted for. The Panchkula DCP and the Mohali SSP have been informed on the matter.
The number of COVID-19 novel coronavirus positive cases are rising in the city. Thus, there is the need for restricting the entry of persons from cross borders.
The outer barriers identified for closing are as follows:
- T-point behind Kaimbwala village near water pond
- Sarangpur barrier
- Jayanti Majro barrier
- Naka near IRB Complex on Sarangpur-Parachh village road
- Road from Mani Majra towards Mansa Devi
- Road on the rear of the showrooms at the NAC, Manimajra
- Road from Mauli Jagran to Sector 17, Panchkula
- Road from Mauli Jagran to Sector 17/18, Panchkula
- Road from Maloya towards Togan village
- Road dividing Sectors 52–C and 52–D
- Road near Sectors 52/53
- Badheri barrier
- Dividing road near Sectors 55/56
- Road dividing Sectors 48–C and 48–D
- Road dividing Sectors 49–C and 49–D
As per officials, earlier all 38 outer border nakas were made operational on a round-the-clock basis. The government’s instructions allowed vehicles and persons entry into the city.
They added that sanitisers, masks and gloves were provided to the staff stationed at outer borders. The kits were sufficient to take precautions on duty.
Recently, infrared thermometers were given to the police designated at these points. These were to screen people coming in Chandigarh.
News Source: The Tribune
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