lockdown extension news What are rules for travelling by road in your districts

While the government has allowed a large number of industries and sectors to reopen, travelling still remains a key issue. Check out the list of new rules for travelling by road during Lockdown 3.0.

Lockdown 3.0: Interstate movement by road to remain restricted to permitted activities (File | PTI)

The nationwide lockdown has been extended by two more weeks. But the Lockdown 3.0 is not as harsh as its previous versions. With an aim of reopening the nation in a graded manner, the Centre has divided the lockdown restrictions into three categories – what’s banned in red zones – the areas most affected by the coronavirus, the orange zones – where Covid-19 outbreak is under control and the green zones where there is no case of the novel coronavirus.

While the government has allowed a large number of industries and sectors to reopen, travelling still remains a key issue.

Travelling by air, trains – apart from special trains arranged for stranded migrants and students, and the road to other states still remains banned.

No interstate movement: Interstate movement of vehicles is allowed only for permitted activities like goods transport or people in need of urgent medical attention or relatives of a deceased person travelling for a funeral.

In red zones: The movement of individual and vehicles is allowed only for permitted activities with a maximum of two persons (besides the driver) in four-wheeler vehicles and one person on a two-wheeler.

In orange zones: Taxi and cab aggregators have also been allowed to resume operations. But one cab can have a maximum of one passenger and one drive at any time.

In green zones: Buses can also operate but with up to 50 per cent capacity. The bus depots must also maintain operations of only 50 per cent buses during the extended lockdown.

The new orders will come into effect from May 4.

You can check if your district comes under the red, orange or green zone here. The list of zone-wise category of districts was issued by the MHA earlier on Friday, this list is likely to be updated every week.

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