…But they have to pay for transport: minister
The Karnataka government on Thursday greenlighted the inter-state and inter-district movement of persons stranded in different parts of the state due to the lockdown, following the Centre’s revised guidelines on the issue on Wednesday.
However, the caveat is that it will be a one-time movement and the individuals concerned will have to pay for the bus transport arranged by the government.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said those who want to use the service will have to take Covid-19 tests. The decision was taken at the cabinet meet and might come into effect from Friday, he told mediapersons.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued revised guidelines for migrant workers, tourists, students and others stranded in different parts of the country to move to their respective destinations.
Decision on salons, liquor shops after May 3
A decision on opening hair-cutting salons and liquor shops will be taken after May 3, Madhuswamy said.
One-time movement of labourers and others from one district to another will be allowed. Others who want to travel for management purposes will be given passes after thorough scrutiny.
To a question, he said, “If one family, or two or three people want to go, they can use a taxi. If many people want to go, we will provide transport corporation buses.”
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