Hundreds of commuters had verbal run-ins with police deployed on the border checkpoints over the validity of movement passes. While the commuters maintained that authorities that had issued the passes during the earlier phases of the lockdown
were still valid, police maintained that they would have to get fresh passes issued.
Commuters were also seen arguing with police on the Delhi-Dallupur Road and the Delhi-Noida border. While police maintained that they only recognised passes issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate, commuters wanted to enter Noida on the basis of passes issued by authorities in Delhi.
Though personnel from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Police were deployed in their respective jurisdictional areas on both sides of the border check posts, they refused to let in commuters who held vehicle passes with earlier dates of issuance.
A spokesman of the Ghaziabad District Magistrate told IANS that police had been directed to let government servants, doctors, and media persons move across the border in case they showed their official identity cards.