Umesh Kumar Additional Director-General of Police has told Belagavi District Police to issue passes to those who have to cross the border daily or who frequently cross the border in a week, for work, reports the Hindu.
He observed that the district administration was already issuing passes to some who were engaged in emergency services or whose livelihood was dependent on cross-border travel. However, they will have to apply for passes following some conditions, including undergoing RT-PCR tests and vaccination.
He was speaking to officers after a visit to the border check-post in Kognoli near Nippani.
“It is true that we have enforced new and strict guidelines for inter-State travel, after the recent surge of fresh cases in the border states of Maharashtra and Kerala. But some exemptions can be given to emergency supplies, medical emergencies, and regular employment. They will be allowed based on certain conditions,’’ he said, the Hindu report Added.