COVID-19: Bus services between Ahmedabad, two more cities suspended
Gandhinagar, July 13, 2020
In view of the escalating numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Gujarat, especially in its southern part, the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) on Monday decided that it will suspend bus services from Ahmedabad to Bharuch and Vadodara, too.
The GSRTC had, on Saturday, stopped its services between Ahmedabad and Surat, which has turned now into the new hotspot for COVID-19. All the buses coming from south Gujarat to other parts of the state were also not allowed entry in Ahmedabad city and ordered to bypass the city.
The Gujarat government, following the Unlock-1 phase, had decided to resume bus services in the state, after a 2-month lockdown period. But as the health authorities achieved success in containing the virus spread in Ahmedabad, the situation deteriorated in other major cities like Surat, Vadodara, Valsad, and Bharuch.
Since a week, around 250 to 300 positive cases are being detected daily in Surat. Similarly, around 75 cases are registered in Vadodara daily. Apart from that, cities like Valsad, Bharuch and Tapi have also been registering high number of cases in the past couple of days.
Monday saw the highest spike of coronavirus infected persons detected in the state, at 902, taking the tally to nearly 43,000 while more than 2,000 people have died so far.