More than 1,000 people are stranded on the Telangana-Andhra Pradesh border due to the nationwide lockdown that began on Wednesday to check the spread of Covid-19, reported the Hindustan Times.
They had set off from Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, to various districts in Andhra Pradesh after obtaining special travel permits from the local police. The passengers, including students and children, were stopped at Garikapadu around 3.30 pm on Wednesday.
One of the passengers said he was travelling with his nine-month pregnant wife after a medical check-up in Hyderabad. “Despite our situation, the police are not willing to let us travel to our destination,” he told the Hindustan Times. “Many are students trying to get home,” an eyewitness told NDTV. “They have been waiting here since morning but have not been allowed to enter Andhra Pradesh.”