New Delhi: There is a strict lockdown across the nation against people commuting on roads especially using public transport, with an exception only for people in essential services. However, some people are taking advantage of this and stepping out saying that they are in essential services even when they are not. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
To ensure against it, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has now made it mandatory for all passengers to carry their identity cards. An advisory issued by the DTC managing director stated that from Wednesday onwards, only those with a valid ID card will be allowed to board buses. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
“This was necessary as even those who were not involved in essential services were roaming around in buses, putting other passengers and our staff in danger,” a DTC official said. Also Read - Rishabh Pant is Just 20 And Media Scrutinises Him so Much: Rohit Sharma to Yuvraj Singh During Instagram Chat Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
The DTC noted that on the second day of lockdown, public transport was comparitively less crowded, however, people unnecessarily leaving homes, social distancing was increasingly becoming difficult for those in essential services.
On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had cut shut down all public transportation means, allowing only 25 per cent of DTC buses to operate this week onwards.