Coronavirus effect: Parliament to enforce restriction on movement of visitors from March 11
In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, movement of visitors and their entry to Parliament will be restricted when it reassembles after Holi on March 11.
New Delhi: In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, movement of visitors and their entry to Parliament will be restricted when it reassembles after Holi on March 11.
Come next week and members of parliament from both houses will not be able to meet their visitors inside the parliament. Neither would they be able to take their visitors on the tour of the parliament house when parliament would resume on Wednesday after Holi break.
In the directions issued to both houses, the movement of the visitors is likely to witness strict restrictions over the inflow and movement. specific purpose, the passes too have been colour-coded.
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"The Public Gallery pass which is for visitors to watch the proceedings of the house will be of white colour and these visitors are not permitted in any other area of the parliament. The security personnel have been directed to ensure the exit of the visitors form the building soon after the proceedings are over," reads the directions issued.
The circular further states, "The casual visitors will have a blue colour pass. These are people visiting party offices and MPs and would be issued a pass only for outer precincts of the parliament house and in non-restricted areas only. These visitors are not permitted to enter through building gates of parliament house. The MPs are requested to meet them at outer precincts or at the reception."
As for those who have an appointment with the chairman, Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha, secretary-general, Speaker, Prime Minister, Deputy speakers, ministers and ministry of parliamentary affairs shall be issued passes to their respective offices and permitted through authorised gates. This pass would be Red in colour. (ANI)