Unusually heavy visitors was seen at a number of locations within the nationwide capital put up eight.30 pm on Tuesday as individuals scrambled to get residence earlier than the evening curfew started at 10 pm. Many who have been caught off guard by the federal government’s evening curfew announcement and tried to get e-passes complained that web sites of each the Delhi authorities and police have been choked attributable to heavy visitors.
“I attempted for a number of hours to get an e-pass however the websites had crashed. I began early to get residence in time for the curfew however the visitors was unusually heavy as we speak,” a commuter mentioned.
Caught in visitors, some commuters took to Twitter to share their ordeal.
“There may be large visitors congestion on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway close to Ghazipur,” a commuter tweeted.
One other mentioned there was heavy visitors on the Delhi-Ghaziabad elevated freeway.
Sachin Singh, who works with a Noida-based non-public organisation, mentioned, “There was heavy visitors close to Ghazipur on Tuesday night after I was returning residence from workplace. I managed to achieve my place by taking a shortcut.”
In view of rising COVID-19 circumstances in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities on Tuesday imposed a seven-hour evening curfew, from 10 pm to five am, with speedy impact. The curfew will proceed until April 30.
These exempted from the curfew embody pregnant girls; sufferers; these travelling to and from airports, railway stations, state bus terminus on exhibiting tickets; officers associated to the functioning of places of work of diplomats; and people holding any constitutional put up on the manufacturing of legitimate identification card.
Central and Delhi authorities officers concerned in emergency companies equivalent to well being and household welfare and all associated medical institutions, police, prisons, residence guards, civil defence, fireplace and emergency companies are additionally exempted.
Officers of district administration, pay and accounts workplace, electrical energy, water and sanitation, public transport, catastrophe administration and associated companies, NIC, NCC and municipal companies, and all different important companies will even be exempted from the evening curfew on the manufacturing of a sound identification card.
Folks travelling throughout curfew hours for COVID-19 vaccination would require a mushy or laborious copy of an e-pass which might be obtained from the web site www.delhi.gov.in.