Odisha Govt suspends all inter-state bus services

Odisha Govt suspends all inter-state bus services

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 22 :All inter-state bus operation to and from Odisha will remain suspended from tomorrow till further orders to combat the spread of Covid 19 in the state.

Chief Spokesperson of Odisha on COVID 19 SubrotoBagchi told news persons here that Inter-state buses coming from other states will not be allowed to reach their destination in Odisha after 11 am tomorrow. Similarly no inter-state bus will be allowed to operate to other state from Odisha after 11 am tomorrow.

The state government had already declared lock down in five districts and eight towns in the state till March 29. MrBagchi said however, all Permitted Goods vehicle shall be allowed to move unhindered. There shall be no restriction on movement of Permitted Goods including coal and other minerals to ensure smooth supply chain.

The government, he said has constituted a State level Monitoring Unit on Goods & Services. The Committee shall assess requirements and monitor flow of goods and take actions to remove bottlenecks if any. It shall also create a platform to facilitate traders and transporters to air their issues and resolve the same. Wholesale markets, Bagchi said shall function 24X7 on rotation basis with time slotting for different wholesalers to operate to avoid over-crowding in the market.(UNI)