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Unlock 3.0: No more inter-state restrictions in AP but e-Pass must

With the Centre giving out further relaxations in the lockdown as part of its Unlock 3.0 strategy, the Andhra Pradesh government announced removal of restrictions on inter-state transport, besides throwing open the tourism sector to step up the state’s revenue collection.
 
The state government also hinted at reopening all educational institutions from September 5, coinciding with Teacher’s Day.
From today, there would be no hurdles for the inter-state passenger movement. However, people entering Andhra Pradesh will have to register their names in the Spandana website.
 
Once passengers register their names with Spandana, an auto-generated e-pass will be sent to their mobile and email. They can carry the auto generated e-pass along with a valid id proof to get entry at the border check post. This system is to ensure a record of the people coming to AP such that local health staff can keep a watch on the health of the concerned. 
 
The government also announced that it will open up various tourist spots for people in order to generate state’s revenue. Following this, the Chief Minister is also set to announce a new tourism policy. 
 
Several tourism projects including Kailasagiri in Visakhapatnam and Bhavani Islands on Krishna River near Vijayawada would be reopened from August 15th. Boating facilities on Krishna and Godavari rivers would also be operated from August 15.
Meanwhile, pilgrimage packages for Tirupati, Simhachalam, Dwaraka Tirumala, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti too shall be resumed in the first week of August, the government informed. 
 
As public places reopen, The Better Andhra suggests people to ensure their own safety and beware of following norms of physical distancing and wearing masks during their visits. 
 

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