Despite several worst-corona hit states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, announced conditional easing of lockdown curbs, Andhra Pradesh government took a bold step of not to unlock its borders yet for inter-state movement of vehicles and people.
In the line of orders issued by Andhra Pradesh Director-General of Police D. Gautam Sawang on Monday, all the vehicles coming from other states without e-passes were stopped at the inter-state check posts. However, the vehicles moving out of Andhra are not stopped. Hundreds of vehicles were seen stopped at Garikapadu check post on Hyderabad- Vijayawada border while people without passes were forced to return back.
On the other hand, the South Central Railway announced the cancellation of all inter-state trains in Andhra Pradesh. Full fares will be refunded to the passengers. Meanwhile, the state government is yet to take a decision on allowing inter-State movement of RTC and private buses, though the government gave a green signal for inter-district travelling without any restrictions. These restrictions were announced to continue until the government takes a decision on inter-state travel.