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Government Response to Contain the Outbreak of Covid-19 with Special Reference to Public Transportation System in India

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 2325-2338

Keywords : Covid-19; Corona-virus; Evacuations; Immigration Land Check; Lockdown & Public Transportation;

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This paper aims to study Government response to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 with reference to Indian Public Transportation System. Corona virus spreads from individual to individual thus risking the infection through public transportation. This research uses exploratory research design and Secondary data which has been collected regarding Immigration Land Check, Ships, Ports and Aviation sector in India from the websites, reports and various News channel. This study is during the phase of LOCKDOWN I & II. An advisory was issued by the Government of India to implement social distancing as a preventive strategy. The Cabinet Secretary of India has asked all states and Union Territories to follow the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. A COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force has also been formed. Central and State Governments have helpline numbers. The Ministry of External Affairs, Air India and the Indian Air Force have been effective in evacuating Indian nationals, foreign nationals from the virus affected countries. Government declared nationwide lockdown and all public transportation services had been called off by the Union Government till further notices. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Aviation have taken necessary Precautionary action to contain the outbreak of Covid-19.

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