Punjab govt notifies suspension of inter-provincial public transport on weekends

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Government of Punjab has imposed a ban on interprovincial public transport for two days in a week (Saturday and Sunday).

According to the notification issued by Punjab Provincial Transport Authority, closure will be for all type of inter-provincial public transport except goods/freight, medical and emergency service with effect from April 10, 2021.

The notification also directs concerned officials to ensure strict compliance of government directions and share their reports along with pictorial evidence.

Earlier, amid surge in coronavirus cases in the country during the third wave, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Sunday decided to suspend inter-provincial transport on Saturdays and Sundays from April 10 from April 25.

The NCOC further said that railways will also continue to operate seven days a week with 70 percent occupancy.

Dunya News

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