Tamil Nadu lifts restrictions on inter-district travel in four districts; MTC, subway services to re- The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: After 33 days, the state government lifted inter-district travel by the general public on Sunday and decided to allow public transport in Chennai and three neighboring districts.
As of Monday, city buses operated by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (Villupuram) and Mofussil city services and metro services will resume service with 50% of the seating capacity.
Bus transport is only allowed in the districts of Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur, Chief Minister MK Stalin said in a press brief while extending the lockdown until June 28.
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“Commuters will be allowed to travel in the four districts by bus and other public transport without any electronic registration,” a senior government official said.
Since May 17, the state government has completely restricted transportation between districts except for medical emergencies and the last rites.
“The government is allowed to perform weddings by limiting the maximum number of participants to 50. People in the four districts can attend weddings without any travel restrictions. However, to travel to other districts of the four districts, an e-pass is mandatory, ”said the official.
In the meantime, the transportation department said women, trans people and people with disabilities can travel without paying the ticket price on regular city buses in Chennai and three neighboring districts from Monday.