Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday said that people in the state will now not need a pass to travel from one district to another. Patel who was in Ahmedabad to inspect the Covid19 facilities set up at the UN Mehta Hospital said that, however, those who live in the containment zones will not be allowed to come and go from these zones. This has come as a major relief for commuters in the state.
The state, as part of the easing of Lockdown 4.0, had allowed transport services but with limited passengers to ensure social distancing norms are followed.
Earlier, to prevent the spread of the disease, the government had made it mandatory for anyone planning to travel to another district to get a pass. Such a person also had to remain in isolation once they reached the destination in the state. The government had during the earlier lockdown allowed for inter-district travel, subject to several conditions, after many diamond workers in Surat had demanded that they be sent home. Surat is home to several diamond workers who have migrated from Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
Despite easing of travel norms, state transport bus services continue to remain banned in Ahmedabad.