Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced free bus travel for women and children up to 15 years of age on the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
The chief minister gave guidelines in the wake of the COVID pandemic and said the state-run buses will operate with 50 percent capacity and suitable steps will be taken for safety of travellers.
“Keeping in view of COVID-19, buses will be run with 50 percent capacity and suitable steps will be taken for safety. Those traveling in the bus will have to take care of face masks as well as other COVID protocols”, he said in a tweet.
This facility for women and children will be allowed throughout the state as well as for journey from any place in Haryana up to Delhi and Chandigarh.
The weekly COVID cases (August 2-8) have been the lowest at 137 since April 20-26 when 60 cases were detected. As per the weekly status report of Haryana, the preceding week reported 11 deaths. It has been the lowest since March 1, when just eight deaths were recorded in seven days.
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