The police said only emergency vehicles and persons involved in essential services as per the Union home ministry and Delhi high court orders were being allowed to cross the borders.
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A situation of chaos and confusion prevailed at Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday morning, a day after Haryana government announced to seal its borders with the national capital.
A large numbers of commuters, including office goers and commercial vehicles, were seen waiting as the borders witnessed massive traffic jams.
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Citing a sharp increase in coronavirus cases during the past one week in Haryana districts adjoining Delhi, state’s home minister Anil Vij on Thursday issued fresh orders for sealing borders with the national capital.
The order came just days before the fourth coronavirus lockdown ends on May 31.
This is the second time when the Haryana government has taken such a decision to curb Corona cases in districts like Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar. In last three days, 121 cases of Corona appeared in Gurugram.
Commuters and office-goers stranded
Long queues of vehicles piled up from Delhi to Gurugram ever since the barricades were placed around 8 am.
Many commuters and office-goers who are trapped in the queues said that they were not aware of this late night development.
Gurugram police has opened just one lane at the border only for essential services.
As police too, do not have clear guidelines, they are also in confusion of who should be allowed and who not.
“We have sealed the border but allowing essential services vehicles to go through. Thorough checking of any person coming from Delhi is applied here. The idea is to prevent cross border travelling — to minimise spread of Coronavirus,” said an official of DLF phase-3 police station.
The police personnel deployed at the border are allowing only those having valid movement passes.
The fresh decision of Haryana government largely affects police personnel of Delhi, besides MCD, DJB and others employed in Delhi but are native of Haryana. A large portion of Delhi Police personnel, around 40,000 are natives of NCR cities falling under Haryana.
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