Rajasthan allows autos, taxis in red zones; lifts ban on paan, gutkha

Public parks will also be opened in red zones between 7 am and 6.45 pm

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The Rajasthan government on Monday (May 25) decided to allow operation of taxis and auto-rickshaws in red zones.

The state government has also lifted the ban on the sale of paan, gutkha and tobacco products while making it clear that spitting in public is still a punishable offense.

Amending the lockdown 4.0 guidelines, the government allowed the use of taxis, including Ola and Uber, and auto rickshaws within the red zones on a condition that social distancing and sanitation will be ensured, PTI reported.


Public parks in red zones will also be open from 7 am to 6.45 pm. These activities are already permitted in orange and green zones of the state.

The state’s COVID-19 tally crossed 7,000 on Monday, while the death toll stood at 163.

The state government has also made a 14-day quarantine a must for those travelling to the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur by flights.

(With inputs from agencies)


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