Assam government has extended intra-state travel by three more days till April 30th, 2020.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that two-way travel – from one destination to the other and vice-versa, would be allowed for three days from April 28th, 2020.
Sarma said that out of 73,000 applicants, the government allowed 34,000 people to travel from April 28th-30th, 2020. One round trip would be allowed per pass.
Assam has reported a total of 35 positive cases of coronavirus in the state so far. As many as 27people have been cured, while one person has lost life due to the novel coronavirus infection.
Sarma also appealed to the landlords and owners of private hostels and PGs to provide concessions on humanitarian grounds while collecting rents from students, from tenants working in private companies and those who do not have a steady source of regular incomes.
The Assam government had allowed the interstate movement for a window period of three-day starting from April 25th, 2020 as more thousands of people are stranded in different districts of the state due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
The government has arranged Assam State Transportation Corporation (ASTC) buses to ferry the people within the state free of cost and allowed people with personal vehicles to move within the district.
A total of 41,651 calls were received from people across the districts who want to take buses to reach their home.
Around 5,000 people were transported to 18 districts in 323 ASTC buses on April 25th, 2020. On April 26th, 2020, more than 12,000 people will be transported by arranging 800 ASTC buses.
Four boarding points have been fixed in Guwahati -ISBT, Adabari, Machkhowa, Paltanbazar. For other districts, ASTC bus stands are single boarding point.
For Guwahati, 30 ASTC city buses and 200 Uber/ola cabs will be used for movement of the passenger within the city.