Jharsuguda: After Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, Jharsuguda administration have decided to implement the odd-even rule for public transport vehicles and goods carriers in Jharsuguda as well keeping in mind the need to check possible spread of corona virus. This will come into effect from Saturday.
In an advisory issued by the District Administration, asked the vehicle owners (i.e. private taxi and auto rickshaw) with Even Number to operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and vehicles of this same type with Odd Number will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday “in the Municipal areas of Jharsuguda, Brajrajnagar and Belpahar.
There will be no vehicular movement on Sunday in these towns as far as auto rickshaw, taxis and similar type of vehicles public transport are concerned. Exception will be allowed in regard to cases of medical urgency only. The order will take immediate effect and shall be in operation until further order.
The restriction, meant to lessen the number of vehicles on the roads, would not apply to personal vehicles or those used for emergency or other purposes.
The police bosses have appealed the public to extend requisite cooperation to implement the new rule.
The Odisha government has declared the COVID-19 threat as a state disaster while the Centre has given it a national disaster tag.