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Inter-state bus services to resume from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Intra-state bus services in Odisha, which were suspended due to nationwide lockdown for COVID-19 outbreak, will resume from May 25, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena informed on Sunday.

Intra-state buses, other passenger vehicles and city buses will be allowed to operate up to sitting capacity of the vehicle. This apart, intra-state movement of two wheelers, private vehicles, official vehicles, taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber etc.), four wheelers and auto rickshaws (up to 2 passengers apart from the driver) will be allowed, Jena said.

Besides, intra-state train services will resume in Odisha from May 25 following the SOPs of MHA and Indian Railways.

Movement of public transport, private vehicles and taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber etc.) to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminals/stands/stops will be allowed round the clock for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road, he said.

All passengers travelling across the state by any mode of transport shall compulsorily wear face masks and persons with visible symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to travel, he added.

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