Representative Image | Photo Courtesy: RedBus

Online bus ticketing platform, RedBus, announced a special “vaccinated bus” service for people travelling inter-cities.

The “vaccinated buses” will only allow passengers who have been vaccinated at least once with approved COVID-19 vaccine, to board.

While inter-district travel in Assam still remains banned, the special ‘vaccinated bus’ service announced by RedBus is available on the Delhi-Manali, Kolkata-Siliguri, Coimbatore-Bengaluru, Amritsar-Chandigarh routes, among several others, in the country.

Part of the specially curated “Primo bus fleet”, the vaccinated buses will ensure extra safety, in addition to other Primo promises  like safety, comfort and punctuality.

The company, in a marketing communication, said that it is adding newer routes on a daily basis.

After the Assam government allows inter-district travel, will ‘vaccinated bus’ service become a new trend in the state as well? The bus operators, who are now facing huge losses as they are left stranded for months now, will be more than happy to start such services.

“If allowed, this will be a good beginning for us. We are at a huge loss because of the continued lockdown. EMIs, paying salaries, parking fees, maintenance of the buses and government taxes, just imagine how we are coping with this situation,” said a bus operator in Guwahati.

(The story was edited after publishing.)

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