News Desk, Ground Report:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the whole country to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus. This longest lockdown of the human history was effective from midnight of March 25. All the transport services including airways, rail and roadways will be suspended till further notice. However, MHA guidelines ordered that the transport for essential goods, fire, law and order and emergency services will be exempted and will remain functional.
MHA issues guidelines
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for the 21-day lockdown, giving a list of essential services that will remain open.
Here’s what it says about transport services:
“All transport services – air, rail, roadways – will remain suspended.
a. Transportation for essential goods only
b. Fire, law and order emergency services”
After announcing a national lockdown for 21 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people not to panic. He stated that the essential goods are services will be available during the lockdown.