mangalore today

DK launches online registration for one-time interstate movement

Mangaluru, May 3, 2020: Dakshina Kannada district-administration on Saturday issued guidelines for one-time inter-district and inter-state passenger movement. Only those who have no symptoms of Covid-19 will be allowed to  travel.

Those who want to travel to other states will have to submit an application by logging on to and register their names. Applicants may also visit gram panchayat offices, municipalities, taluk offices, Mangaluru City Corporation zonal offices, Mangaluru One or Nada Kacheri in case they need assistance for registering online, said deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh.


"All submitted applications will be processed at the state level. If the receiving state concurs, then permission to travel will be given by the government of Karnataka. Permitted passengers will be facilitated to travel after receiving instruction from the state government nodal officer. Passengers will have to bear their travel expenses,” the DC said.

For those who want to make one-time travel to other districts, they should submit application at the nearest police stations in rural areas and at the office of the assistant commissioner of police in the city limits. City police commissioner and the superintendent of police will process the applications in their respective jurisdictions, the DC said.

All approved passengers will undergo a screening by health authorities, the DC added. KSRTC Mangaluru divisional controller S N Aruna said the division is prepared to transport people based on the guidelines of the government.

Passengers returning to DK from other states Passengers from other states who want to return to akshina Kannada should may log on to to register their names. Applications will be examined by nodal officers appointed by the government. The officers will also consult the host state and finalise the list of passengers.

Buses (government or private) or trains will ferry the returnees and they will have to bear their travel expenses, said the DC.  All returnees will be kept under home quarantine or institutional quarantine based on medical advice after screening. Local body will be responsible for enforcement of quarantine rules and regular health check-up, she said.

Courtesy: Times of India