Bus service to resume across Odisha as govt relaxes lockdown norms

Bhubaneswar: Bus services across Odisha will resume from tomorrow as the state government today relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown norms.

The buses will be permitted to ply with 100 percent seat occupancy and strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines by the passengers.

However, bus services to Puri will be suspended till July 25 due to the Ratha Jatra.

Earlier, the bus services were permitted only in 20 Category-A districts– Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Angul, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar.

On the other hand, inter-state bus services will remain suspended.

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