Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Himachal Pradesh govt is going to provide more relaxations to open up more activities in the state. Public transport services will resume in Himachal Pradesh from June 1, said State Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur.
However, the buses are allowed to ply with a maximum 60 percent seating capacity to maintain social distancing. Also, they are required to be sanitised at least two to three times a day.
Thakur said that during the lockdown around ₹160 crore loss was incurred upon Himachal Pradesh Road and Transport Corporation while ₹600 crore has been estimated as a loss of wages in different transports sectors.
Keeping in mind the demands of the public, over 2,200 buses will start operation in different districts of the state. Buses will not be allowed to move in containment zone areas.