Inter-district bus, train services to resume in Tamil Nadu from September 7

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A press release said that the decision is based on requests received from the public who travel between districts for business and other reasons.

The Tamil Nadu government has on Wednesday, September, 2 decided to resume operations of inter-district buses and passenger train operations within the state from September 7.

A press release issued by the government had taken the decision as per the requests received from the public who travel between districts for business and other reasons. Considering this request, the government has decided to allow operation of both public and private buses between districts from September 7, The News Minute reported.

Intra-state trains were previously allowed only on certain routes. The government has now decided that intra- state services will resume from September 7 in accordance with the Standard operating procedure. (SOP).

The Government had earlier allowed people of Tamil Nadu to travel across the state without e-pass and had announced that public and private bus transport within districts will be allowed from September 1.

The government had earlier had done away with e-passes for inter-district travel. However, travellers from other states and countries will have to apply for an e-pass, which will be generated automatically.

The reopening of shopping malls, playgrounds, parks and larger places of worship from September 1 are some of the other relaxations made by the state government. The Sunday lockdown which has been enforced for the past eight weeks has also been scrapped. Cinema theatres, however, will continue to remain closed in the state.

The government has requested the general public to strictly follow the government advisory on wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently.

As of September 1, Tamil Nadu has 52,379 active cases of COVID-19, and has recorded 7418 fatalities.

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