Kohima, October 23 (NEx): The Nagaland State Transport (NST) Bus services in the state will resume with 50% capacity from October 29, 2020, informed the General Manager, NST on Friday.
In a notification, GM NST stated that, as per the government notification, dated October 20, 2020, all NST Bus services operation shall resume with effect from October 29, 2020 by strictly adhering to SOP guidelines and maintaining social distancing of 50% seating capacity.
In this regard, all the Station Officers are instructed to observe the following guidelines while operating the services:
In all passenger buses including city buses, passengers should sit on alternate seats and there should always be a vacant seat between two adjacent passenger’s sitting.
*No standing passengers will be allowed to travel.
*In all passenger vehicles, both the driver and conductor alongwith the passengers should wear masks.
*The Driver/Conductor should make mandatory provision of hand sanitizers for passenger’s use.
*Only passengers wearing masks should be allowed to travel.
*All the long and short distance travel buses must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the start of every fresh journey with new passengers.
*All bonafide passengers must mandatorily undergo Thermal screening test prior to embarking into the bus and in the event of detection of any passenger with high temperature, he/she must not be allowed to travel.
*The Driver and Conductor should mandatorily carry appropriate disinfectants and periodically disinfect frequently touched surfaces of the vehicle such as doors and window handles, seats, overhead hand grips etc.
*The Driver and Conductor should not assemble or gather in groups at Bus stands.
Further, the GM instructed all Station Officers to workout fare Ticket of respective Station with multiplier of Rs 2.61 per seat per Km and rounded off to nearest 10 rupees till the COVID-19 SOP guidelines are lifted by the Government.