AMARAVATI: Both Telugu states Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana ordered lockdown over the entire state and advised people to stay at homes to try and bring control over the spread of deadly COVID-19 virus. The Telangana police warned people that they would file criminal cases against those who violated the lockdown rules.
Both the state police have set up check posts on all the highways and close all the entry points. Irrespective of the police’s efforts to convince people to go back home, some people have been making attempts to travel from one state to another.
Jaggaiahpet which is the border of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh looks busy and huge traffic jams are being witnessed at the Jaggaiahpet toll plaza. Police have set up barricades and prevented vehicles from either of the states. Police stopped cars, lorries and other vehicles at the inter-state border.
Massive pile-ups and traffic jams were being formed at the AP-Telangana borders due to the lack of public transportation and police have been stopping all the vehicles which are moving between the states.