Eid celebrations: Public transport to operate on Saturday, Sunday

By: News Desk      Published: 01:44 AM, 7 May, 2021
Public transport to operate on Saturday, Sunday
Public transport to operate on Saturday, Sunday

Public transport will run on Saturday and Sunday with 50pc passenger occupancy to facilitate the people going hometown to celebrate Eid with their family and friends in Punjab.

Rickshaws, taxis, and private vehicles can also be run with 50 percent occupancy. Train service will continue with 70 percent occupancy. The Railways will run 10 special Eid trains – four from Karachi to Lahore, 4 from Lahore to Karachi, one from Karachi to Multan, and one from Karachi to Rawalpindi.

According to a notification, a complete lockdown will be in place from May 8 to May 16 as part of SOPs to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The Punjab government’s step is in line with the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) decision. In Karachi, the admin will enforce safety measures while in Islamabad pamphlets were distributed to the people to create awareness about the deadly virus.

Reportedly, the tourist destinations will remain closed during the holidays, and police, rangers, and army personnel will be deployed at the checkpoints to be set up at the entry and exit points of all cities in the province.

Pharmacies, medical stores, and vaccination centers, petrol pumps, food takeaways, utility services, media outlets, bakeries, grocery, tandoors, chicken and meat shops will remain open.

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