Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 14-day state-wide lockdown to prevent spread of second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Odisha government today amended its lockdown order issued earlier.
Anyone on two-wheeler without pillion rider will be allowed to travel to and from place of residence to Covid testing centre and vaccination centre during the lockdown period, an order issued by the Special Relief Commissioner’s Office stated.
Similarly, four-wheelers, auto-rickshaws, taxis, including cabs/auto-rickshaws by aggregators like Ola, Uber etc. are allowed with driver plus up to two passengers in the back seat during the lockdown.
As per the SRC office, people are permitted to travel from their residence to COVID testing centre, vaccination centre, airport/ railway station, emergency medical requirements, personnel of essential services, marriage, funeral/ last rites etc during the 14-day lockdown.
The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) will operate with limited number of services to and from airport and railway stations during lockdown period.
The SRC office further stated while going to the airport/railway stations, such buses will only pickup passengers for these destinations only and not for any in between stops.
Similarly, such services from airport/ railway station will not pickup any passenger en route. The services will be operated with up to seating capacity of the bus only. No standing passengers are allowed, it mentioned.
The 14-day lockdown in the State comes into effect from 5 AM on May 5, 2021 to 5 AM on May 19, 2021.