Nagaland State Transport buses to resume services after several months
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): All Nagaland State Transport (NST) buses will resume services with 50% passenger seating capacity from October 29, several months after its services were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A press release from the general manager of NST on Friday informed that all SOP guidelines would be strictly followed.
“In all passenger buses, including city buses, the passenger should sit on alternate seats and there should always be a vacant seat between two adjacent passengers sitting. Further, no standing passengers will be allowed to travel,” it stated.
All drivers, conductors and passengers should wear masks and driver as well as conductor must provide hand sanitisers to the passengers; before boarding the bus, all passengers must undergo thermal screening and those detected with high temperature would not be allowed to travel, it added.
Drivers and conductors have been directed to carry appropriate disinfectants and ‘periodically disinfect frequently-touched surfaces of the vehicle’.
Further, all station officers have been asked to work out the fare of their respective stations by applying the ‘multiplier of INR 2.61 per seat per km and round off to the nearest INR 10 till the Covid-19 SOP guidelines are lifted by the government’. (Example: 74 km x INR 2.61= INR 193.14, which can be rounded off to INR 190)