Odisha Govt Allows Cabs & Auto-Rickshaws To Carry 2 Passengers During Lockdown

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Bhubaneswar: In partial modification of its order on guidelines during the  lockdown, Odisha government has stated that transport aggregators can carry two passengers in four-wheelers.

An official communication from the office of Special Relief Commissioner stated that 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 two passengers in the back seat for the permitted purposes.

But the vehicles are allowed to travel to and from place of residence to COVID testing centre, vaccination centre, airport/ railway station, emergency medical requirements, personnel of essential services, marriage, funeral/ last rites etc.

Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) is allowed to operate with limited number of services to and from airport & railway stations during lockdown period from May 5 to 19. 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.

The services will be operated with upto seating capacity only and no standing passengers are allowed.

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