Sindh govt allows resumption of inter-city public transport
KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh government has allowed resumption of inter-city public transport in Karachi from Wednesday.
The decision in this regard has been taken in a meeting between transporters and Sindh government officials in Karachi on Tuesday.
Talking to media, Sindh Minister for Transport Awais Qadir Shah said all transporters have been made bound to follow standard operating procedure (SOPs) in this regard and warned that in case of violation of SOPs, transport will be closed.
According to SOPs, transporters will not be allowed to accommodate more passengers than the seating capacity of the bus and wearing masks will be compulsory. The vehicle will not be allowed to continue its service if caught violating the SOPs.
On the other hand, Sindh Home department has said in its notification that businesses will remain open from Monday to Friday – 06:00am to 07:00pm – in the province.
According to the notification, educational and training institutions, marriage and expo halls, sports clubs, gyms, beauty parlors, shrines, cinemas and theaters will remain closed.
Takeaway and home delivery services have been allowed at restaurants. The notification by the Sindh Home Department remains effective till June 30, 2020.