COVID-19: Interstate bus operation to and from Odisha suspended

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Sunday said all interstate bus operations to and from Odisha will remain suspended till further orders in view of COVID-19.

Inter-state buses coming from other states will not be allowed to reach their destination in Odisha after 11 AM on March 23, informed Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha government on COVID-19.

Similarly, no inter-state bus will be allowed to operate to other states from Odisha after 11 AM on March 23.

The government of Odisha has constituted a State level Monitoring Unit on Goods & Services. The Committee shall assess requirements and monitor the flow of goods and take actions to remove bottlenecks if any.

It shall also create a platform to facilitate traders and transporters to air their issues and resolve the same, said Bagchi.

There shall be no restriction on the movement of Permitted Goods including coal and other minerals to ensure a smooth supply chain. All Permitted Goods vehicles shall be allowed to move unhindered. 

Wholesale markets shall function 24X7 on a rotation basis with time slotting for different wholesalers to operate to avoid over-crowding in the market.