Sindh government, on Tuesday, announced its decision to allow the resumption of public transport in the province from Wednesday (tomorrow).
As per the details, public transport will be resumed while strictly adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preventive guidelines recommended by the government.
Sindh Transport Minister Awais Qadir Shah has stated that transporters will not be allowed to accommodate more passengers than the original capacity of the vehicle.
“Transport will be allowed to resume within the city from tomorrow,” he said.
Moreover, transporters will also have to ensure the provision of hand sanitizers and face masks for both bus staff and passengers.
Awais Qadir Shah has warned that if the SOPs are not followed, the government might be forced to restore the ban on public transport.
“If SOPs are not followed then public transport will once again be banned,” he noted.
Public transport has been suspended since the last week of March due to coronavirus lockdown directives aimed at curbing the virus spread
Online ride hailing services
Furthermore, Sindh government has also allowed the resumption of various online ride hailing services with the condition that only two people will be allowed to be in car at a time with the provision of one other in case of an emergency.
In addition to it, takeaway and home delivery options have already been resumed in restaurants and eateries across the province.