Today News Online Service
Shimla, May 9
With all private and public transport to remain suspended in Himachal Pradesh from tomorrow, around 17,000 persons have registered on the Covid portal to obtain e-passes to enter the state.
On May 8, 9,506 persons sought e-pass by registering on the portal. Of them, 6,486 were granted e-passes through respective SDMs. Today, 6,796 persons registered on the portal and 3,492 were given approval by the respective SDMs. In all, 2336 registration were rejected for not furnishing complete information.
Although movement of the people from outside the state is being regulated through e-passes, thousands of people travelled from one district to another to reach their native places, apprehending a complete ban on public transport from tomorrow. Consequently, various bus stands witnessed a huge rush today.
The state recorded 5,200 new Covid cases yesterday, besides average 45 deaths daily. There will be complete ban on the private and public transport, except those engaged in essential commodities and medical exigencies. Shops dealing in essential items will remain open for three hours daily.