Massive Traffic Jam In Solan As Himachal Lifts Restrictions, Long Queues Of Cars & SUVs Seen

INDIA Team Latestly|

Hundreds of cars were seen on the road leading to Himachal Pradesh, causing massive congestion & bringing traffic to a standstill in the hills on June 13. This comes after Himachal Pradesh announced that Covid-19 RT-PCR negative tests are no longer required to enter the state. Long queues of cars & SUVs were seen on June 13 near Parwanoo in Solan district, the entry point to Himachal Pradesh. While borders have been opened for tourists from other states, a Covid-19 e-pass is still required to get an entry. In the last 36 hours, around 5,000 vehicles entered the capital city Shimla through the Shoghi barrier, reported NDTV. The city continues to see a jump in tourist arrivals. Shimla police asked tourists to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, wear masks & social-distancing rules. They said strict action will be taken if the Covid-19 guidelines are not followed. Amid a fall in coronavirus cases in the state & across the country, the Himachal government on June 11 announced relaxations in curfew, including allowing tourists to visit without a negative Covid-19 test. However, the curfew from 5 pm to 5 am remains in place with certain restrictions. Himachal Pradesh recorded 370 new Covid-19 cases & 17 deaths on June 13, taking the overall caseload to 1,98,313 and death count to 3,368. According to the health department, the state now has 5,402 active cases. Watch the video to know more.

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