Deputy Commissioner Dimapur issues safety guidelines

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/8/2020 10:34:25 AM IST

DC & chairman, RTA Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan issued guidelines on safe practices at high risk settings. 

According to DIPR report, all trucks/goods transport vehicle drivers and attendants are to observe following guidelines: All crew members will be screened for fever by thermal scan at the point of entry; no passenger shall be allowed to travel in any of the goods truck; Crew members with symptoms- fever, cough and breathlessness will be subjected to further medical examination; all crew members shall mandatorily wear face mask at all times and wash frequently with soap and water or with hand sanitizer;  Dhabas and amenity providers at designated places identified by district administration for truckers/travellers will provide adequate dining space to ensure minimal contact, social distancing, foot-operated hand washing facilities as well as clean & hygienic toilets/washrooms; All crew members shall remain inside the vehicle and shall not mingle with anyone during loading and unloading of consignment; On completion of loading and unloading of consignment, trucks will be required to proceed towards its destination immediately. Local transporters required to stay back must remain in home isolation and observe safety measures; District task force will facilitate availability of adequate hand washing facilities at all check points.

For commercial passenger vehicles/taxis/auto rickshaws: All passenger vehicles should mandatorily maintain a daily log book of all travellers with the following details: name, phone, date of travel; The drivers, attendants and the passengers should mandatorily wear mask at all times. No passenger will be allowed bro travel without mask worn correctly; hand sanitizer should be carried at all times and all passengers must sanitize their hands before boarding; The driver/attendant should mandatorily carry appropriate disinfectant and periodically disinfect frequently touched surfaces of the vehicle such as doors and window handles, seats, overhead hand grips, etc; Vehicle should be washed daily and disinfected periodically; Drivers/attendants will not assemble or gather in groups at bus/taxi/auto rickshaw stands; Limitations on the number of passengers will be as per existing state guidelines for lockdown measures and the Municipal/Town Council will ensure installation of adequate hand washing facilities i.e. soap and running water or foot-operated alcohol-based hand sanitizer at bus/taxi/auto rickshaw stand and display adequate IEC materials (posters/pamphlets/flex banners).


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