Weekend curfew: No curbs on bus services
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Weekend curfew: No curbs on bus services

July 3, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Despite weekend curfew in force till 5 am on July 5, there will be no curbs on the purchase of essential commodities tomorrow.

According to guidelines issued by the State Government, the weekend curfew has been in force on the entire State from 7 pm on Friday up to 5 am on Monday. Since Mysuru district has been elevated to Category-2 from Category-3, the shops such as grocery, fruits and vegetables, milk booths, meat stalls and other essential supplies can be opened from 6 am to 2 pm on Sunday. 

According to Divisional Controller, KSRTC, city and rural bus services will be available on Sunday but it will run on the number of passengers and demand. Though the bus service resumed on June 28, passengers were still hesitant to travel. As many as 120 buses are operated in city and 220 buses in rural areas.

However, restrictions will be in force for other activities like road-side vending, walking in parks, industries, movement of autorickshaw and cabs.

Police will continue to keep an eye on those who move around the city unnecessarily thereby flouting lockdown rules. 

Vehicles used for joy riding will be seized besides clamping case. The men in khaki will enquire who travel in private vehicles to reach Railway Station or Bus Stand for the outstation travel. The metal barricades will be placed on all main roads, important circles and junctions to check joy riding.

No clarity: There is no clarity whether citizens can travel in city buses following restriction on the public movement after 2 pm tomorrow. The guidelines permit travelling only on emergency work. At the same time, permission has been given to operate city and rural bus service. The order has been silent on alternative transport arrangements in the wake of restriction on autorickshaws and cabs. This needs to be clarified by the District Administration.


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