Srinagar, March 20 : Authorities on Friday took a slew of steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including shutdown of all modes of mass public transport in Jammu district till further orders, except SRTC buses.
The SRTC buses will ply only on the designated routes for the convenience of government employees as well as those travelling in emergency.
"Other modes of transport such as autorickshaws or taxis with not more than three passengers on board are also permitted to ply," a government order read.
"Only medical shops, grocery, and stationary shops will open," Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma told IANS.
He said other steps include fumigation of buses and suspension of inter-state bus services.