Lockdown 3.0: Know What’s Allowed & What’s Not In Corona Hotspot Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday issued revised guidelines for lockdown 3.0, which will come into force from May 4.

These will be applicable based on the risk profiling of the districts into Red (Hotspot), Orange and Green zones.


  1. All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for medical services, air ambulance and for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA.
  2. All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA.
  3. Inter-state buses for public transport, except as permitted by MHA.
  4. Inter-state movement of individuals except for medical reasons or for activities as permitted by MHA.
  5. All schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions, etc. However, online/ distance learning shall be permitted.
  6. Hospitality services other than those used for housing health/ police/ Government officials/ healthcare workers, stranded persons including tourists, and those used for quarantine facilities.
  7. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  8. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings.
  9. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.
  10. All malls, market complexes and markets in urban areas, i.e., areas within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities.
  11. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws.
  12. Taxis and cab aggregators except those specified for health services
  13. Intra-district and inter-district plying of buses.
  14. Barber shops, spas and salons.

1. Movement of individuals and vehicles, only for permitted activities. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the vehicle driver. For two-wheelers, pillion rider is not
allowed. Transport aggregators like OLA, UBER permitted by Commerce & Transport (Transport) Department for transportation of medical personnel/ patients to and from hospitals.

2. Industrial establishments in urban areas: Only Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships with access control; Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates; Production units, which require continuous process, and their supply chain; Manufacturing of IT hardware; Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing; and, Manufacturing units of packaging material are permitted.

3. All industrial activities are permitted in rural areas
4. Construction activities in urban areas: Only in-situ construction (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside the urban limits) and construction of
renewable energy projects are permitted.
5. All construction activities are permitted in rural areas.
6. Malls, Market Complexes, Markets and Shops:
(i) Shops selling essential goods in markets and market complexes are permitted.
(ii) All standalone (single) shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes are permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential.
(iii) All shops in rural areas, except in malls, are permitted to remain open, without any distinction of essential and nonessential. Social distancing (6 feet distance) will be maintained in all cases.
7. E-commerce activities will be permitted only in respect of essential goods.
8. Private offices can operate with up to 33% strength as per requirement, with the remaining persons working from home.
9. All Central Government offices shall function with officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above to the extent of 100% strength. The remaining staff will attend up to 33% as per requirement.
10.Defence and Security services, Health and Family Welfare, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency Services, Disaster Management and related services, NIC, Customs,
FCI, NCC, NYK and Municipal services will function without any restrictions; however, delivery of public services shall be ensured and necessary staff will be deployed for such purpose.
11. State government offices will follow the orders of General Administration and Public Grievances Department, Government of Odisha in this regard.

Since Sudhanshu Sarangi had clarified that the areas under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in the Odisha capital are still considered as Red Zone, these guidelines will be applicable for the city.

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