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Buses allowed to operate with 20 passengers at a time in Delhi, says CM Kejriwal


New Delhi: Buses can be allowed to operate in the nationwide capital with 20 passengers onboard at a time throughout Lockdown 4.0, mentioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.

“Buses are allowed to run but with only 20 passengers at a time. Passengers will be screened before he/she boards the bus. Transport department will ensure that social distancing norms are followed at all bus-stops and inside the buses,” mentioned Kejriwal right here in a press convention.

He mentioned that carpooling or car-sharing is not going to be allowed for aggregators. “Auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws will be allowed but only with 1 passenger. For two-wheelers, pillion rider will not be allowed. There will be no activity allowed in containment zones,” he mentioned.

Kejriwal additional mentioned that taxis and cabs can be allowed to operate with two passengers at a time.

Earlier on Sunday, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had given powers to States/UTs to demarcate areas in Green, Orange and Red zones, and permit actions in these areas besides in containment zones.

Taxis, cabs will operate in Delhi with 2 passengers: Arvind Kejriwal

According to the rules, “All other activities will be permitted except those which are specifically prohibited under these guidelines. However, in containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed, as mentioned earlier.”

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday issued the order to proceed coronavirus-induced lockdown measures until May 31. (ANI)



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