Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and MSME Nitin Gadkari said, that public transport may open with some guidelines, maintaining social distance and adopting all safety measures like hand washing, sanitizing, face masks, etc., while operating buses and cars.

"The opening of transport and highways will go a long way in instilling confidence among the public"
Gadkari said while addressing the members of Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India via video conferencing.

"Soon the government will try to resume bus transport based on some guidelines. There is a need to resume air, railways, and bus transport as people are stranded. I think it needs to be done," said Gadkari.

As per an official statement issued on Wednesday, Gadkari said that he is in regular touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam, who are working overtime to uplift the economy during these difficult days of COVID-19 pandemic.

He said he is aware of the tight financial condition of the Indian market during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But all stakeholders will have to work together to combat it. A very good business opportunity being offered by the world industry.

He expressed his confidence that the country and its industry will together win both the battles - the one with COVID-19, and the one with the economic slowdown.

"The Indian industry should grasp this opportunity to invite those foreign companies to invest with them in India." Said Gadkari

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