Maharashtra govt allows inter-district buses to operate after five months of COVID-19 restrictions – India News , Firstpost

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The primary bus from Mumbai Central depot, the place the MSRTC headquarters is situated, left at round 8.30 am on Thursday for Chiplun in Ratnagiri district

Mumbai: Inter-district bus companies of the Maharashtra State Highway Transport Company (MSRTC) resumed on Thursday morning after a niche of virtually 5 months, officers stated.

The Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday permitted the state-owned enterprise to re-start inter-district bus operations, which had been stopped in March after the enforcement of lockdown to include the unfold of COVID-19.

On Thursday, the primary bus from Mumbai Central depot, the place the MSRTC headquarters is situated, left round 8.30 am for Chiplun in Ratnagiri district with six passengers boarding at the place to begin, a transport company official stated.

Extra passengers had been anticipated at Dadar and different stops, he stated.

Bus companies from varied depots in Mumbai and different components of state are deliberate later within the day on some chosen medium and lengthy distance routes, sources within the MSRTC stated.

Whereas permitting the inter-district MSRTC bus companies to renew, the state authorities did away with the situation of e-pass, which was earlier obligatory for passengers in view of the lockdown.

The MSRTC stated will probably be obligatory for passengers to take care of COVID-19 prevention protocols, like carrying masks and adhering to the social distancing tips.

Earlier, the transport company resumed intra- district companies from 22 Could and likewise ran particular buses to ferry migrants to the state boarders.

It was additionally working particular companies for passengers within the Konkan belt forward of the Ganesh pageant, which is able to start on Saturday.

With a fleet of over 18,000 buses and almost one lakh workforce, MSRTC is among the largest state street transport firms within the county.

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