Road transport workers have been busy taking necessary preparations as bus services are going to be restored after disruption of over two months due to the covid-19 pandemic.
When the coronavirus situation started to worsen, the government on March 24 declared general holidays and suspended movement of all public transports throughout the country in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.
Despite absence of any significant improvement in coronavirus situation, the government has recently announced not to extend the ongoing public holidays and somewhat abruptly directed to operate all offices on a limited scale maintaining advised health guidelines. Side-by-side it was also declared that all public transports will resume services on a limited scale.
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said buses, and other vehicles will start running on highways as well from Sunday keeping 50 percent seats empty.
The passengers will have to maintain three-feet distance from each other while getting on and off the bus, the minister said, adding that stern action will be taken against vehicles defying the government directives.
A UNB photographer visited the Mohakhali Bus Terminal in the capital city and took some photos of the preparations of transport workers to hit the road again.
The bus had been lying idle for over two months at the bus terminal. This photo was captured when a worker was cleaning the bus ahead of the restoration of bus service
Two workers take a break from cleaning to scroll their smartphones.
A driver carries out one last inspection of the vehicle he will be driving all day tomorrow.
Staffers at different ticket counters were taking preparations to return to their previous schedules.