BHOPAL: Suspension of bus operations with four neighbouring states have been extended further till June 7 to control spread of Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh. The decision was taken by the state crisis management committee.
The transport department issued the orders on Monday extending a ban on bus operations till June 7. In an earlier order bus operations were suspended till May 31 from Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh had closed its borders with Maharashtra first in April following a surge of cases in the neighbouring state. A little later bus operations from Chhatisgarh were also shut. Later similar orders were also issued for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
At present vehicles engaged in emergency services only are allowed at the borders to enter Madhya Pradesh from four neighbouring states.
The state government does not want to take any risk after a surge in Covid-19 cases has been controlled. Government along with other efforts is trying to bring down the number of Corona cases in the state by enforcing strict lockdown and putting the state in isolation to break the chain of infection. Suspending bus operations from neighbouring states was one of those steps.
Though the unlocking of the state has started in a phased manner, people will have to wait for about one week more to avail public transport services to travel to other states.
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