Earlier today, Director General of Police, Karnataka, Praveen Sood announced that passes will not be required for inter-district travel. This comes after there was slight confusion regarding the matter in the public.
In the earlier version of the lockdown, the government had made passes compulsory for travel from one district to another. However, after the guidelines to Lockdown 4.0 were issued, this rule has been changed. Along with this, there were several other relaxations announced for the latest version of the lockdown. All these relaxations would hold good until May 31st, when the current period of the lockdown would end.
Praveen Sood clarifies
Director General of Police, Karnataka, Praveen Sood took to his social-media account and announced that passes would now not be required for travel from one district to another. Here is what he wrote on Twitter:
Pass is not required for inter district movement now. However keep your travel to bare essential. And don’t forget lockdown between 7 pm and 7 am.
— DGP KARNATAKA (@DgpKarnataka) May 20, 2020
In the tweet, Praveen Sood also suggested the citizens to use the relaxation in a responsible manner. He asked people to keep the travel requirements only to bare essential needs.
Praveen Sood also reminded the citizens that strict lockdown would be enforced from 7 pm to 7 am in the state. Hence, any sort of travel, apart from for essential needs, will not be allowed during this period. Although he did not mention anything regarding the lockdown on Sundays, it can be assumed that the same 7 pm to 7 am rule will apply on Sundays too.
Source: News First Live