Delhi plans Odd-even policy for shops, buses and taxis

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Last Updated: Mon, May 18th, 2020, 19:11:05hrs
Delhi plans Odd-even policy for shops, buses and taxis

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday has been quoted as saying that the state government will soon commence an odd-even policy for several services. Buses, taxis, and even shops could soon operate in an odd-even policy, with a few restrictions. The restrictions for transportation include running services with a maximum of 20 passengers.  

In an online briefing, Kejriwal was quoted as saying that the state will have to gradually move towards opening economy. "We used the lockdown period to make arrangements to deal with COVID-19," he said.  

In Lockdown 4.0 services such as metro services, schools, colleges, cinema halls and saloons will remain closed.  

"Construction activities and trucks carrying goods will be allowed in Delhi," he even as religious gatherings, dining facilities offered by restaurants remains barred till May 31.

A total of 50 people can attend marriage functions, while 20 people can take part in funerals, Kejriwal said.

Speaking on transportation, Kejriwal said that operation for buses will involve passengers to be screened first. While, four-wheeler vehicles, including taxis, will be allowed with two passengers, two-wheelers will be permitted with no pillion riders.