Haryana Wednesday resumed inter-state bus service on a few routes, a senior official said adding, adding most routes would be operational by Thursday.
“Barring Delhi, we have resumed our services. We have sent details of routes to various depots and while we operated some buses today, the rest will be operated tomorrow,” State Transport Department Director General Virender Dahiya said.
Delhi has ordered sealing of its borders for a week in the wake of the rising coronavirus cases, the decision coming a day after Haryana unlocked its borders with the National Capital.
Giving details, a transport department spokesperson said it must be ensured that the staff and passengers are free of any COVID-19 symptoms. “If any such person boards the bus, he or she must immediately be de-boarded and sent home and the people in contact with him or her must be home quarantined for 14 days,” the spokesperson said, adding the number of passengers per bus will not exceed 30-35 at any given time.
The buses will be sanitised. In addition, sanitiser bottles must be kept inside the buses at all times and must be used by the bus staff from time to time at regular intervals. Wearing of masks by everyone onboard a bus and on bus stands must be strictly adhered to by all and passengers should carry sanitisers with them,” it said, adding thermal screening of passengers must be ensured by the staff during the boarding process.
“For smooth movement of passengers, the inter-state and intra-state routes being operated from time to time will be widely publicized through the transport department’s website and print media”, the spokesperson added.