Train, bus, launch services to resume with norms Monday

Dhaka, May 23 :  Twenty eight pairs of trains will run from Monday across the country after suspension of the services for over one month as part of the government restrictions on people’s movement to stem the coronavirus transmission.The authorities concerned have been asked to keep half of the train seat vacant for ensuring social distance, said a handout issued by Railways Ministry on Sunday.
Passengers can purchase train tickets online, it said.
Passenger train services were suspended across the country on April 5 as part of countrywide lockdown following surge in Covid infections.
The government on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until May 30 allowing public buses to run at half of their capacities considering the current coronavirus situation in the country.
The Cabinet Division has issued a circular in this regard.
All concerned, including passengers, will have to maintain health protocols like wearing masks, says the circular.
Besides, hotels and restaurants will be allowed to keep open with half of half of their capacities.
The authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard, reports UNB.