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Maharashtra COVID-19 Maharashtra government faces flak over limits on free travel

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Maharashtra COVID-19 An e-pass is meant to be issued by the district police division. However, the system has precipitated enormous issues for residents as they’ve to attend for a number of days and even for weeks. This has resulted within the emergence of touts in a number of districts, who promote e-passes for wherever from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government is going through quite a lot of warmth for its transfer to defy the Centre and proceed with its restrictions on free motion of individuals. The BJP, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) have slammed the state government for making it essential for folks travelling in non-public and commercial vehicles from one district to a different to have e-passes issued by district administration.

An e-pass is meant to be issued by the district police division. However, the system has precipitated enormous issues for residents as they’ve to attend for a number of days and even for weeks. This has resulted within the emergence of touts in a number of districts, who promote e-passes for wherever from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

The state government has claimed that the transfer was to curb the unfold of Covid-19 within the state and restrict non-essential travel. But opposition events like BJP have identified that these restrictions are already getting breached as folks travelling by state transport buses don’t require e-passes.

Similarly, the particular trains for folks to travel to the Konkan area from Mumbai didn’t require the passengers to have an e-pass. Only individuals who need to travel of their private or industrial automobiles from one district to a different are required to have such a cross.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday referred to as the restrictions redundant. “The state is not following the Centre’s norms. The e-pass has become redundant simply because you have allowed people to travel by buses and trains. Then, why are you still insisting on e-pass?” Fadnavis requested on Wednesday.

The state government, nonetheless, desires the system to proceed a minimum of until September 1. However, there have been a number of voices throughout the government arguing that the requirement of e-passes is resulting in a surge in anger amongst folks in opposition to the state government.

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3 Comments on this Story

Chaitanya Agarwal3 hours in the past

The root of corruption has now so deeply rooted that all of us attempt to extract cash in each case.In the world extensive corona pandemic, folks have discovered so many strategies of extracting cash viz in issuing E-pass, pathological assessments, heavy ICU prices in government and personal hospitals, corona assessments for everyone who’s visiting a health care provider even for abdomen ache or so, stopping the non-public four-wheeler and two-wheelers and extracting the cash within the identify of checking because it appears that the non-public automobile is accountable for spreading the virus.

Anil Thakur3 hours in the past

Because this govt has just one goal – extract cash from wherever potential

Hemant Pisat3 hours in the past

Dear Government, does Corona solely spreads attributable to non-public automobiles plying? How absurd and malicious! Get your acts on monitor.

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