News UpdatesKarnataka Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For Inter-State Travellers Relaxes Conditions Of Quarantine And Registering On Seva Sindhu Portal [Read Circular] Mustafa Plumber27 Aug 2020 5:25 AMShare This – xFollowing, revised guidelines for inter-state travellers issued by the State of Karnataka, which relaxes conditions of compulsory quarantine and registering on Seva Sindhu portal the Karnataka High court on Thursday, disposed of a petition challenging the same. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi took on record the revised guidelines…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFollowing, revised guidelines for inter-state travellers issued by the State of Karnataka, which relaxes conditions of compulsory quarantine and registering on Seva Sindhu portal the Karnataka High court on Thursday, disposed of a petition challenging the same. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi took on record the revised guidelines and disposed of the petition filed by Advocate M Indira Priyadarshini. “In view of the decision recorded in the revised circular, nothing survives in the petition. Accordingly it is disposed of, it said. The revised guidelines states all asymptomatic travellers can report to work or perform their activities in Karnataka without any requirement of 14 days home quarantine. However, they shall self monitor their health for 14 days from the date of their arrival for any symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, etc and immediately seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. Further the circular says that following aspects have been discontinued henceforth for interstate travellers, they no longer need to register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal. They will not be subjected to mandatory medical check up at the entry of the state borders or bus, airport or rail stations upon arrival. The 14-day quarantine or isolation and testing protocol is also being withdrawn. Enforcement of home quarantine, including poster on home door, information to neighbours/ Resident Welfare Association/Apartment Owners’ Associations, monitoring from Panchayat/ ward level teams, flying Squad, IVRS call-centre outbound calls, quarantine watch app monitoring is also discontinued. “This revised Circular shall apply to all inter-state travellers arriving in Karnataka from all States/UTs including business travellers, students, labourers coming for work, transit travellers, etc. irrespective of their purpose of visit or duration of stay in the state. Deputy Commissioners of all Districts / Commissioner, BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) are hereby instructed to implement this with immediate effect and without any deviations at district levels,” it says. However people with symptoms shall immediately self-isolate and seek medical consultation without fail or call Apthamitra helpline 14410. In the previous hearing the court had said “The state government will have to justify this action of taking self declaration from travelers making it mandatory for them to register on the Seva Sindhu portal.” The government is also directed to justify the clause in its protocol dated June 8, making it mandatory for daily travellers to upload letters from employers, on the portal for issuance of e-pass. The petitioner had argued that clause 1 in the SOP issued on June 8, issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the State government making it mandatory for travelers to self register on the Seva Sindhu portal. The clause is contrary to the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on July 29, which allows free, inter and intra-state transport of people and goods.Click Here To Download Circular[Read Circular] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The cab has travelled 99,000 miles on motorways and major A roads since the safety initiative began, spotting an average of one driving offence every 16 miles.Highways England is now funding three new HGV ‘supercabs’ after the single cab, which has been used by police forces across the country, stopped a total of 5,408 drivers in relation to 6,257 offences.Greater Manchester Police was one of the first police forces to use the cab when it was introduced in April 2015, and will be the final force to use it before a new dedicated cab for the North goes on patrol from next month.New footage has also been released, filmed by Greater Manchester Police officers using the cab last week, which shows a lorry driver making notes on an A4 pad while travelling along the M6 near the junction with the M62.The footage is available at:John Walford, Incident Prevention Manager at Highways England, said: using mobile phones – 2,971 not wearing seatbelts – 1,227 speeding – 331 not in proper control of vehicles – 310 The three new ‘supercabs’ will patrol motorways and main trunk roads across England, and have been fitted with wide-angle cameras to capture unsafe driving behaviour.They also have a derestricted speed limiter which means they can travel at speeds up to the national speed limit, and flashing lights have been installed for use by police forces in an emergency.The cabs allow police officers to film evidence of unsafe driving behaviour by pulling up alongside vehicles. Drivers are then pulled over by police cars following behind.Chief Inspector Tariq Butt, who leads Greater Manchester Police’s Traffic Unit, said: In total, 28 police forces have taken part in the HGV cab safety initiative in its first three years. Over half of the drivers who were stopped were illegally using a mobile phone while driving, despite the latest statistics showing that mobile phone use is a factor in an average of two deaths on the roads every month.Officers gave verbal advice to 537 drivers, issued 1,014 fixed or graduated penalty notices, and filed 4,180 traffic offence reports – usually requiring drivers to attend a driver education course. There were also 194 prosecutions for more serious offences.The most common offences filmed using the unmarked HGV cab included: The use of the HGV cab as part of Operation Tramline has been a huge success across Greater Manchester over the last three years. The ‘supercabs’ will be a welcome addition and are crucial in raising continued awareness of a driver’s responsibilities, improving road safety and more importantly reducing road casualties. We began the HGV cab initiative three years ago as part of the work we’re doing to improve safety on motorways and major A roads, and we’ve been impressed by the impact it’s had. Police officers have pulled over more than 5,000 drivers for offences which could have resulted in serious collisions, either because road users have got into bad habits or are simply ignoring the law. We’ve found that the vast majority of drivers are sensible behind the wheel but some are putting themselves and others at risk, so we’ve therefore decided to fund three new HGV cabs to continue to improve road safety. One driver pulled over by Devon and Cornwall Police was found to have sent 10 replies to 10 texts within one hour; a driver in Surrey was seen trying to put toothpaste on a toothbrush; and a driver in the East Midlands was spotted steering with his knees while he ate his lunch and used his mobile phone.Last year, the government doubled the penalty for drivers caught using their phones at the wheel. Motorists now receive 6 points on their licence and a £200 fine – up from the previous 3 points and £100 fine.Find out more details about the law on mobile phone use.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.