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Odisha government has suspended the Inter-State Bus Services till March 31

Cuttack: 22/3/20:In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Odisha government has suspended the Inter-State Bus Services till March 31.

A notification from the Office of the Transport Commissioner-Cum-Chairman, State Transport Authority, Cuttack, has been issued. As per the directions:

Inter-State buses coming from other states will not be allowed to reach their destination in Odisha after 11 am on 23.3.2020.
Similarly, no Inter-State bus will be allowed to operate to other states from Odisha after 11 am on 23.3.2020.
The Inter-State Bus operation to and from Odisha will remain suspended till further orders, the notification further stated.

A memo has also been forwarded to All Odisha Private Bus Owners Association.

On the other hand, the Inter-State Bus Services has also been suspended across the country till March 31. A decision in this regard was taken today at a high-level meeting with Chief Secretaries of all states by the Union Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

In view of the need to contain the spread of COVID-19, it was agreed that there is an urgent need to extend the restrictions on the movement of non-essential passenger transport including inter-state transport buses.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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