Punjab govt: e-pass must for train travel

Punjab govt: e-pass must for train travel

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 29

Those entering Punjab by train will have to generate e-passes through the COVA app. This will facilitate their smooth exit from the railway station, says new guidelines issued by the state government on Friday.

In case any passenger does not have a mobile phone or is unable to generate an e-pass, he or she will have to submit a self-declaration form to a health team deputed at railway stations for screening.

Covid health sector response and procurement committee chairperson Vini Mahajan said passengers found symptomatic during the screening would be taken to a health facility for testing. If they test positive for Covid, they will be treated as per the health protocol. All others, she said, would be home quarantined for 14 days.

The guidelines also say passengers with a return ticket scheduled before the completion of their home quarantine will be allowed to return only if they are asymptomatic. The passengers travelling by train must wear masks and maintain social distancing.

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