Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today capped the limit on the number of passengers to be allowed in a vehicle for permitted purposes during the lockdown.
In an amendment to its earlier order of April 1, the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC’s) office said, “Two-wheeler with the rider only (no pillion rider) and 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 for the permitted purposes such as travel to and from the place of residence to COVID testing centre, vaccination centre, airport/ railway station, emergency medical requirements, personnel of essential services, marriage, funeral/ last rites etc”.
The fresh order issued by the SRC’s office further said that Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) will be allowed to operate with a limited number of services to & from airport & railway stations during the lockdown period.
While going to the airport/ railway stations, such buses shall only pick up passengers for the above destinations only and not for any in-between stops. Similarly, such services from the airport/ railway station will not pick up any passenger en route. The services will be operated with up to the seating capacity of the bus only. No standing passengers shall be allowed, it added.
Further, Excise enforcement activities have been permitted in the new order issued by the SRC’s office modifying its earlier order.