Govt bans all types of public transport in Srinagar with immediate effect

Srinagar, March 19: The authorities on Thursday banned all types of public transport including bus, mini bus, maxi cab and auto passenger services in district Srinagar with immediate effect till further orders. The government order comes a day after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, making it the first covid-19 case in Kashmir Valley.

“To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, It is hereby ordered that no Bus Service/ Mini Bus Service/Maxi Cab Service/Auto Passenger Service shall ply in District Srinagar with immediate effect till further orders,” reads an order issued by regional transport officer Kashmir.

“Further, no public transport shall enter District Srinagar from the North, South, or central District4of Kashmir Division,” the order, a copy of which lies with GNS, added. (GNS)