Bhubaneswar : Inter-State bus transportation will be suspended from today i.e. April 19. However, passenger bus movement would be allowed inside the State with certain restrictions.
As per the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the State Government recently, buses and other public transport can operate with full seating capacity but standing of passengers inside buses will not be permitted.
Similarly, all passengers will have to mandatorily wear masks inside the bus and persons with apparent Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed to board vehicles.
Two passengers besides the driver will be allowed in auto rickshaws and taxis, as per the fresh SOP.
The State transport authority and police personnel will enforce the norms strictly. All passengers will have to obey the Covid-19 norms strictly.
Moreover, in order to prevent the transmission of coronavirus among the students, all the higher education institutions have been closed from Monday and they have been directed to conduct online classes to complete the syllabus.
Similarly, all the technical or professional institutions under the jurisdiction of skill development and technical education department will remain closed from today. All hostels/residential accommodations of technical educational institutions have also been closed from April 19.
Similarly, the Sports And Youth Services Department of the State Government will also close its sports hostels across the State from today till further orders.