PATNA || After a long gap due to the Coronavirus pandemic, private and state-owned buses began plying in the state of Bihar on Tuesday. According to officials, a decision to give the go ahead for the buses to being operations, was taken in the crisis management group meeting of the government headed by the Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar.
Officials say a nod has been given for Kumar inter-district, intra-district and inter-state movement of buses in the state. The green signal however comes with a caveat - it will be mandatory for passengers, drivers and conductors to wear masks.
The number of passengers, under any circumstances, will not exceed the number of seats. Buses would not be allowed to ply in containment zones and bus owners will also have to provide sanitiser to the passengers.
Transport officials have been instructed to make it sure that social distancing is maintained by people while boarding or de-boarding the buses.