Unlock 4 Rules: Public transport to resume in Bihar from August 25

The Bihar government has said public transport will resume in the state except in containment zones from August 25. The government released guidelines for public transport operators saying, "Vehicles should be cleaned every day, and sanitization should be done after every trip." "Social distancing must be followed while boarding vehicles and passengers must wear masks while traveling," it added.

The Bihar government on Tuesday (August 25) continued the public transport system including transport administration following the COVID-19 unlock rules.

Soon after the service was continued, an enormous number of group was seen at the transport stop benefiting services.

The bus and other public transport services have been shut in Bihar throughout the previous 5 months because of Coronavirus. The decision to resume service was taken at a meeting of the Crisis Management Group held on Monday (August 24) under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the state.

The organization expressed that public transport drivers would need to follow the COVID-19 guidelines as service resumes.

It is to be noticed that auto, taxi, and cab operations were continued in the Unlock 3 rules yet the bus and other public transport services stayed shut down.

The state’s home department had given a request in such manner on August 17. The lockdown was forced from July 16 to July 31 and later reached out till August 16.

No public transport was before permitted to employ in territories falling under lockdown standards, state authorities had stated, owing to orders issued on July 30 for the containment of Covid-19.

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Air and rail travel had been permitted to proceed and workplaces, banks, and different workplaces were permitted to work with negligible staff quality.

The total number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients in Bihar crossed the one lakh-mark on Monday, a bulletin issued by the health department said.

In the current stats, the coronavirus cases in Bihar remain at 1,22,684 which includes 21,392 active cases and 1,01,292 recovered cases.