It’s been hardly 10 days since Odisha unlocked, and people have been warned of another lockdown. The reason, caution has been thrown to the winds after relaxation of curbs.
The Odisha government on Tuesday increased the ceiling on gatherings at marriages and funerals to 250 persons as per the unlock guidelines for the month of September which was announced on Tuesday.
In a major clarification on reopening of colleges in Odisha, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday informed that they will reopen soon.
Mo Bus will ply on all routes from Monday (August 2), informed the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT).
The Odisha government on Saturday announced guidelines for graded unlock for the month of August.
With uncertainty looming large over relaxation of curbs in Cuttack and Khordha, chances seem bleak for these two districts going for complete unlock because of unabating Covid-19 infections.
Putting an end to painful experience of months of lockdown crisis, private buses will soon ply on the roads across Odisha from July 19 (Monday). State Private Bus Owners’ Association Secretary Debendra Sahu announced the same after a crucial meeting with Odisha government.
The Orissa High Court has issued fresh instructions to be followed for functioning of district and other subordinate courts in view of guidelines issued by the State Govt for graded unlocking of the economic activities.
All departments of the Government of Odisha and other Sub-ordinate Offices in the State have been asked to function with full strength of employees with effect from 16th July, 2021 until further orders, a notification issued by the GA department said.
Despite Odisha government allowing resumption of bus services across the state from today after several weeks of pandemic lockdown restrictions, private bus owners have however refused to normalise the operations until reaching an agreement with the government on fulfilment of demands.
Odisha government has allowed some relaxations in the Covid restrictions while extending the partial lockdown by 14 more days
Bus services will resume across the State. However, no bus services will be allowed to Puri till July 25 in view of Ratha Jatra. In the other districts, buses will be ply with seating capacity while no standing passenger will be allowed.
As per a recent review meeting with the Central team on the pandemic situation in the State, the weekly positive rate is found to have remained below 1 per cent in as many as 19 districts. But after 12/7 unlock, the R0 value posted a rise in 7 dists to cross the threshold value of 1 on July 2-3
Amid reports of possible relaxation in lockdown restrictions after July 16, situation in some coastal districts is still a cause of concern
Odisha government goes for unlocking in 20 districts, except for the night curfew. The partial lockdown now restricted to only one-third of the State's landscape. A dolly shot to entertainment industry and more
The Odisha Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of Covid infection in the State, till July 16 (6 am), informed the State Chief Secretary, Suresh Mohapatra.
Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.
Movement of buses for public transport has been restricted in the new unlocks plans. Similarly, taxis (including auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators have been prohibited.
With the festive season being heralded from Rajo Utsav, CS Suresh Mahapatra offers a 'sweet' deal to the people. While dairy products contribute 5-45 per cent of income for milk farmers, taxes on auto sales contribute over Rs1800 cr to State's coffer. Trade, auto services sector also among top job creators