Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (7 June) announced opening up of the union territory (UT)‘s borders with other states -- Uttar Pradesh and Haryana -- from 8 June, Hindustan Times reported.
The decision has come a day before the beginning of Unlock 1.0 announced by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Several relaxations will be given as the centre decided to open up the country, while lockdown will remain in place in the containment zones.
The CM also said restaurants, malls and places of worship in Delhi will open, while decision on banquet halls will be taken later after assessment. Hotels will remain shut.
Earlier last week, the Delhi government had decided to shut the borders with neighbouring states, while only travel for essential services will be allowed across borders.
The move, however, drew flak as many people from National Capital Region (NCR) including Noida and Gurugram needed to travel to Delhi for work.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.