As India approaches the end of the fourth phase of lockdown because of the Covid-19 flare-up, Odisha has given genuinely necessary alleviation to the private transport proprietors. Making a declaration on Friday evening, the Odisha government absolved road tax for passenger buses for April, May, and June.
Transport activities in the state was in a halt since March 22 due to the coronavirus lockdown, notwithstanding, a warning gave by the Commerce and Transport Department on Friday declared that the charges won’t be gathered from the vehicle proprietors. In the interim, the All Odisha Bus Owners Association chose to continue transport benefits a day after the state government guaranteed that their interest for exclusion of engine vehicle (MV) charge for a quarter of a year will be considered. Private transports have begun working inside the state from Thursday.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India has climbed to 1,65,799. The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha has climbed to 1,819.