Press "Enter" to skip to content

After partial unlock, markets open and traffic flows in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on May 31, 2021 at 3:34 pm

Markets were seen open and traffic was witnessed on roads in entire Jammu and Kashmir after government announced partial unlock from May 31 (today).

It was almost a month long complete lockdown in the Union Territory after the Covid cases went out of control when the second wave of pandemic hit the region. Only essential shops were allowed to be opened during this period and people were not allowed to visit markets without reason.

May -31, 2021-SRINAGAR: Kashmiri women walks on a street after 50 Percent of vehicles ply on roads after one-month long COVOD-19 Curfew in Jammu and Kashmir

The public transport was allowed to ply at 50 per cent of the seating capacity in the Orange category districts, it remained shut in the Red category districts.

The commuters, however, faced difficulties due to the absence of public transport as only State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) vehicles and three-wheelers were seen playing on different routes.

The private transporters went on an indefinite strike on April 21 after the government came out with COVID-19 guidelines which among other things allowed operations of public transport at 50 per cent of the authorised seating capacity in Jammu and Kashmir.