Karnataka has made all arrangements to operate public transport services from Tuesday.
The state has eased out many lockdown restrictions in the state for the move. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that public transport services will start operations from Tuesday outside Covid-19 containment zones, reported Deccan Herald
“To facilitate easy movement of citizens, services of the BMTC, KSRTC, and NWKRTC will start from Tuesday morning, except in containment zones. Even private buses can ply,” the chief minister said, after reviewing the situation with cabinet colleagues and officials in the light of centre’s Lockdown 4.0 guidelines issued last night.
The only condition is that only 30 people would be allowed to travel in a bus so as to ensure social distance, he said. Auto rickshaws, taxis, maxi cabs, will also be allowed to operate. Auto and taxis will have two passengers along with the driver. Driver plus three passengers will be allowed in maxi cabs, the CM said.
He also clarified that the fare of buses would not be hiked. The government would bear the losses, he added.