Jam at Parwanoo barrier as vacationers line as much as enter Himachal


Ambika Sharma

Tribune News Service

Solan, July 5

A site visitors jam was witnessed on the Parwanoo inter-state barrier as tons of of vacationer automobiles from Punjab and Haryana lined as much as enter the hill state.

Barely 48 hours after the state authorities permitted the entry of vacationers, the keen guests made a beeline for the hills at Parwanoo, the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. As per the usual working process (SOP), a vacationer has to register himself on the e-Covid portal 48 hours earlier than getting into the state. Numerous them needed to endure spot registration as that they had not completed so earlier than and this led to tons of of automobiles queuing up on the barrier.

Details like Aadhar card quantity, sort of car, objective, causes for getting into the state and many others are required to be stuffed within the type. The type is then scanned on the state’s e-Covid portal in addition to on the district’s portal.

Parwanoo DSP Yogesh Rolta mentioned earlier eight policemen have been deputed for a single shift. Now, six extra personnel have been deputed in every shift to deal with the overwhelming rush of automobiles. Those getting into the state included residents of varied districts like Sirmaur, Kinnaur, Shimla and Solan, who have been ready to come back house.

Meanwhile, queries have been acquired by the police previously 48 hours from Delhi and Punjab residents who’ve their summer season cottages within the state. While the authorities have been sceptical about these coming from pink zones like Delhi, there isn’t a mechanism to examine whether or not such folks abide by the 14-day house quarantine norm or not. This may set off the unfold of illness, officers feared.

As per the SOP, a vacationer planning to remain for 5 or extra days in a lodge has to furnish a Covid-test report. Numerous vacationers from Punjab and Haryana, who turned up at Parwanoo, have been refused entry as they lacked the check report, presupposed to be completed 72 hours earlier than getting into the state.

Numerous vacationers from Chandigarh and its surrounding areas additionally revived the weekend tourism in Kasauli and Barog as they went again after just a few hours. The authorities, nevertheless, couldn’t bodily confirm whether or not vacationers, who entered the state for just a few hours, returned.

What added to the site visitors inflow was the motion of vehicles carrying apples to Delhi and different markets. Since apple harvesting has begun, the motion of vehicles would enhance additional within the coming days.

Weekend tourism revival at Kasauli, Barog

  • As per the SOP, a vacationer has to register on the e-Covid portal 48 hours earlier than getting into the state. Numerous folks needed to endure spot registration as that they had not completed so earlier than and this led to tons of of automobiles queuing up on the barrier.
  • A vacationer planning to remain for 5 or extra days in a lodge has to furnish a Covid-negative check report. Numerous folks from Punjab and Haryana have been refused entry as they lacked the check report, presupposed to be completed 72 hours earlier than getting into the state.
  • Many vacationers from Chandigarh and its surrounding areas additionally revived weekend tourism in Kasauli and Barog as they went again after just a few hours.
  • While the authorities are skeptical about these coming from pink zones, like Delhi, there isn’t a mechanism to examine whether or not such folks abide by the 14-day house quarantine norm.



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