Life returns to normal with resumption of inter-district bus service
Ferozepur, May 21, 2020: It is now around 58 days when the curfew was imposed in the wake of the spread of coronavirus and with easing of situation, lifting of curfew and continuing of lockdown and now resumption of inter-district bus services on selected routes, has brought respite to people and life has started to normal as usual.
However, the response was poor as very few passengers boarded the buses moved today. In fact, they people have not yet come out of the fear of coronavirus and avoiding moving out except in emergent circumstances.
Giving information, Kulwant Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur informed the bus services on Ferozepur to Amritsar, Moga and Fazilka districts have been resumed.
The buses will run for Amritsar at 8 am and 11 am, for Moga 8.15 and 10.15 am and 12.37 and for Fazilka at 8 am, 10 am and 11.45 am.
DC said, the passengers travelling in buses will take care of the various instructions of the health department like thermal screening, wearing masks, social distancing etc. Before plying, all buses are being sanitized from outside and inside. The passengers will board the bus from the back door and will come out from the front door.
He said, the bus seats will be marked and only 25 passengers will travel in one bus and the passengers will board and drop from the bus stands of the district and for Ferozepur the bus service will be available from Ferozepur City bus stand.
The health department official was seen sing handheld thermo scanners to ascertain body temperature of each passenger before allowing them to board the bus.
General Manager, Punjab Roadways, Ferozepur Arvind Sharma informed that while the buses are being run for the convenience of shifting the migrant workers for boarding the Shramik special trains, the government has given permission to ply buses for the common people also on certain routes. As per the government instructions, the buses are sanitized from inside and outside including the seats and railing with spray before boarding the passengers. This process is also adopted before the return route.
GM said, we have ensured all the passengers wear masks and maintain the social distancing.