Need for negative report of RT-PCR
After the lockdown was lifted, the Uttarakhand government had given relaxation in the report of RT-PCR for tourists coming to the state, but to control the crowd. For now it has been made necessary again. According to the new guideline, if a person has to enter Uttarakhand, then it is mandatory to have a corona negative report within 72 hours, booking details of the hotel or guest house and registration on the smart city portal.
Tourists entangled with police at many places
Vehicles returning from Mussoorie and vehicles returned from the barrier were sent from Kuthal Gate via Old Mussoorie Road. Many tourists at the barrier objected to this process. Tourists from Delhi-NCR looked annoyed. He said that he had left the house on Friday night. After coming here on Saturday morning, came to know about the new rule. He said that the government should have issued such a guideline in advance, so that tourists do not suffer. Significantly, at many tourist places in Uttarakhand, many videos of tourists’ negligence had gone viral in which tourists were flouting the Kovid protocol without masks. That’s why the government has taken strict steps. At various places, the police are asking tourists to follow the Kovid protocol through audio messages. Many tourists also misbehaved with the police. Tourists from Delhi-NCR lodged an objection on being returned in this way. Tourists said that they have reached here after traveling overnight and now they are being told new guidelines. However, the police did not listen to anyone and they were turned back.
Not only Mussoorie, the police was very strict at the tourist places of Doon too. Tourists reaching Guchupani and Sahasradhara were also strictly checked. Only a limited number of tourists were allowed to enter here, due to which there were jams and long lines. Supply post in-charge Pankaj Mahipal said that the police force will be increased in Guchupani on Sunday. Here too tourists were seen getting entangled with the police. Police said that a large number of tourists are going to Doon, Haridwar, Rishikesh without checking, hotel booking and registration. Those who do not follow the rules are also being challaned.