This is How you can Travel from Pune to Other State or places within Maharashtra

Students from Maharashtra who were stuck in Kota, Rajasthan, returning to the state.

Students from Maharashtra who were stuck in Kota, Rajasthan, returning to the state.

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Pune, May 1, 2020: Due to the lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places. After the central government allowed inter-state movement of people, the Maharashtra government yesterday formulated a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for trave of the people.


Nitin Kamer, Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) along with Idzes Kundan, Principal Secretary Woman and Child Development Department, and Abhay Yawalkar, Director of State Disaster Management will coordinate this movement. The telephone numbers of the Control Room are 022-22027990, 022-22023039 and the email address is [email protected] 


All District Collectors have been designated Nodal Authority for receiving and sending stranded persons between the States/Union Territories (UT) and also within the State of Maharashtra. The Nodal Authority shall register the stranded persons within their district and submit their detailed list to the District Collector of the district to which those persons desire to travel, with a copy to the respective State Nodal Officer. For inter-state movement, the sending and receiving States/UTs shall consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road as also the schedule. 


No movement shall be permitted into the State of Maharashtra unless the group of persons has obtained the letter from the appropriate District Collector or the Director, State Disaster Management. Similarly, no group of persons shall be allowed to leave unless they have an appropriate letter from the receiving State/District Authority. The persons who desire to move shall be screened and only those who do not show influenza-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19 shall be allowed to proceed. In the case of persons showing symptoms, the future course of treatment will be followed as per the standard health protocol. 


The letter of the sending States/UTs / District shall mention that the persons have been screened and are found to be asymptomatic. The letter of the sending States/UTs / District should also mention that the persons would abide by the protocol decided by the receiving state. All the persons who wish to travel by making their own arrangements can proceed based on the letters of the sending and receiving States/UTs / Districts.


The vehicles being used or deployed for the transport of the persons will bear a transit pass issued by the sending State/UT /District Authority. The pass will be for a fixed route and with specific validity along with the names of persons travelling. Such a transit pass shall be honoured by the authorities of the States/UTs /Districts along the transit route. 


The destination wise details of the persons allowed to travel will be shared by the respective State/ UT/District for the necessary follow up. The vehicles/buses used for transport shall be necessary sanitised before and after use and social distancing norms shall be scrupulously followed in the seating arrangement. Any group of persons coming into Maharashtra will have to strictly follow the 14 day Quarantine period which will be ensured by the Collectors/Municipal Commissioners. 


On arrival at their destination, such person(s) would be assessed by the local health authorities, and kept in-home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping the persons in institutional quarantine. They would be kept under watch with a frequent health check-up. For this purpose, such persons may be encouraged to use Aarogya Setu app through which their health status can be monitored and tracked. The guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MOHFW on home quarantine, dated 11.03.2020 may be referred to in this regard which is available at


How to travel from Pune?

Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said that a 24-hour control room has been set up by the district administration to resolve all the grievances of the workers. If there is a complaint, call toll free on 020-26111061 or 020-26123371 or 1077. Complaints will be accepted on [email protected] and [email protected]. Apart from this, a taluka control room has also been set up.  


“Workers, students, people stranded due to lockdown should not rush for travel. They should remain safely where they are at present. Buses or trains will not be started. Therefore, workers and citizens should not fall prey to any rumour. Also, be safe in a place where you are and do not leave your house”, appealed Ram. 


There are 14 Tehsil or Taluka in Pune district. If you are willing to travel as per the above SOP then you need to register yourself with the Tehsildar of the area where you are residing at present. You can do so by either sending email or text message from a phone (Email id and phone numbers given below). For the travel of migrant workers, the government will make the necessary arrangements. While sending an email, message to Tehsildar mention your full name, phone number, address where you are living as well as where you want to go. 

Email Ids and Phone numbers of Tehsildars in Pune district
Email Ids of Tehsildars in Pune district and Phone numbers of  Taluka Control Room