Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Laxman Savadi wrote a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to grant permission for public transport in new lockdown guidelines.
The minister said that the lockdown has stopped the regular bus operations and it made a devasting impact on revenue making.
Besides he recommended that the crew should wear mask and hand gloves. The crew with health issues should not be deployed. The face masks should be made mandatory for all the passengers. Only asymptomatic persons should be allowed to travel in public transport. The Government of India may consider staggering working hours for various sectors to reduce peak hour traffic demand.