Guwahati, Mar 22: Lending a supporting hand to the Prime Minister Naredra Modi’s appeal for a `Janata Curfew’, bus services in Guwahati has been suspended till March 24, starting from March 22.
Pradip Das, president of Guwahati Transport Authority, confirmed that all buses have been barred from operating till the March 24 and would resume services on March 25 again.
"The city bus association has decided to suspend the bus services till 24th March," said Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner, Biswajit Pegu.
Further, Ola have also suspended its services during the duration of the Janata Curfew, that is from 7 am to 9 pm. Ola has notified its customers on the same via messages.
Meanwhile, following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janata curfew’, where people have been urged to stay indoors to check the spread of coronavirus, the streets in capital town Guwahati and bore a deserted look on Sunday morning. Both public and private vehicles were off the road with only a few persons seen on the road.
The situation was more or less same in other parts of the state as other than people delivering essential services the streets were deserted.
Extending support to the shutdown call, the Indian Railways also suspended rail services from Saturday midnight. The train services will resume at 10 pm on Sunday. Air carriers like GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara also announced of curtailing domestic operations on Sunday.
Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced that they will keep their establishments shut across the country on Sunday.
From suspending regular prayers involving large gatherings in shrines of various faiths, including Sunday mass, to disallowing jail inmates from meeting their families on the day, organisations and institutions in every sphere have announced restrictions for Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Thursday called for the ‘Janata curfew’ from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday.
In his appeal, Mr Modi said no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their houses. (UNI)