22 March 2020
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Sunday decided to suspend all Inter State Bus Services in order to check the spread of novel coronavirus, informed Chief Spokesperson of the State Government on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi during the scheduled press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan in Bhubaneswar.
"Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) has become pandemic and the whole world is affected by the deadly virus. There is no specific treatment or vaccine till now for COVID-19 and only precaution of the highest degree is required to decelerate the spread of COVID-19," said Bagchi while reading a notice of the State Transport Authority.
As per the order, all Regional Transport Officers have been ordered to suspend all Inter State Bus services in following manner:
1. Inter State buses coming from other states will not be allowed to reach their destination in Odisha after 11 AM on March 23.
2. Similarly, no Inter State bus will be allowed to operate to other states from Odisha after 11 AM on March 23.
3. The Inter State bus operation to and from Odisha will remain suspended till further orders.
The restriction will remain in force till further orders.