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Activities allowed in Various Zone


Activities not permitted:

  1. All malls, market complexes and markets in urban areas, i.e., areas within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities will not open.
  2. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws will not be allowed to ply on roads.
  3. Taxis and cab aggregators except those specified under Para-6(ii)(a).
  4. Intra-district and inter-district plying of buses are not allowed.
  5. Barbershops, spas and salons will.

Activities permitted with restrictions as specified:

  1. Movement of individuals and vehicles, only for permitted activities. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum of two passengers besides the vehicle driver. For two-wheelers, pillion riding is not allowed. Transport aggregators like OLA, UBER permitted by Commerce & Transport (Transport) Department for transportation of medical personnel/ patients to and from hospitals.
  2. Industrial establishments in urban areas: Only Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Oriented Units (EOUs), industrial estates and industrial townships with access control; Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw material and intermediates; Production units, which require continuous process, and their supply chain; Manufacturing of IT hardware; Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing; and, Manufacturing units of packaging material are permitted.
  3. All industrial activities are permitted in rural areas.
  4. Construction activities in urban areas: Only in-situ construction (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside the urban limits) and construction of renewable energy projects are permitted.
  5. All construction activities are permitted in rural areas.
  6. Malls, market complexes, markets, and shops:
  7. Shops selling essential goods in markets and market complexes are permitted.
  8. All standalone (single) shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops, and shops in residential complexes are permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential.
  9. All shops in rural areas, except in malls, are permitted to remain open, without any distinction of essential and nonessential. Social distancing (6 feet distance) will be maintained in all cases.
  10. E-commerce activities will be permitted only in respect of essential goods.
  11. Private offices can operate with up to 33 per cent strength as per requirement, with the remaining persons working from home.
  12. All Central government offices shall function with officers of the level of deputy secretary and above to the extent of 100 per cent strength. The defence and security services, health and family welfare, police, prisons, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management and related services, NIC, customs, FCI, NCC, NYK and municipal services shall function without any restrictions; however, delivery of public services shall be ensured and necessary staff will be deployed for such purpose.
  13. State government offices will follow the orders of General Administration and Public Grievances Department, Government of Odisha in this regard.


In the Orange Zones, inter-district and intra-district plying of buses are not allowed.

Activities permitted:

  1. Taxis and cab aggregators, with one driver and two passengers only.
  2. Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles, only for permitted activities. Four wheeler vehicles will have a maximum of two passengers besides the driver.
  3. All other activities without any restriction.


In the Green Zones, inter-district and intra-district movement of buses will not be permitted.

Activities permitted:

  1. All other activities without any restriction.
  2. Activities permitted, irrespective of the Zone: Inter-state movement of goods/ cargo, including empty goods carriers.
    All other activities, which are not specifically prohibited/ permitted with restrictions in the various Zones under these guidelines, will be permitted activities.
  3. However, the District Collector(s)/ Commissioner(s) of Municipal Corporation are required to continually assess the risk to public health, and with the primary objective of keeping the spread of Covid-19 in check, calibrate their response and impose any further restrictions as needed, in respect of activities permitted in this order, within their jurisdiction.
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