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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday announced resumption of inter-state bus services from November 3 by allowing the three ISBTs here to operate at 50 per cent of their pre-COVID capacity.
The move comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city with over 5,000 new cases being reported daily for the last few days.
Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said all precautions against the spread of COVID-19 have been put in place for resumption the inter-state bus services.
“As Delhi resumes Inter-state bus service on 03.11.20, from 3 ISBTs, we’re ensuring all precautions/SOP are in place. Sanitization of buses at origin & at ISBTs, thermal screening of passengers & crew, Passengers to mandatorily wear mask, testing camps in case of any illness,” he tweeted. In an order, the Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC) that operates the inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) said the inter-state bus services will reopen at the Sarai Kale Khan, Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar ISBTs from November 3. “The number of buses plying from the ISBTs shall not be more than 50 per cent of the pre-COVID capacity up to November 15,” said the order. The concerned additional general managers of ISBTs will be responsible for implementation of the standard operating procedures prepared for resumption of the services.