Dimapur, September 8: DC & Chairman, RTA, Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, has issued the following guidelines on safe practices in high risk settings.
For Trucks/Goods Transport vehicles: All trucks/goods transport vehicle drivers and attendants shall observe the following – All crew members shall 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 waah frequently with soap and water or with hand sanitizer; dhabas and amenity providers at designated places identified by the District Administration for truckers/travelers shall provide adequate dining space to ensure minimal contact, social distancing, foot-operated handwashing 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 the loading and unloading of consignment, the truck shall be required to proceed towards its destination immediately. Local transporters requiring to stay back must remain in home isolation and observe safety measures.
The District Task Force will facilitate availability of adequate hand washing facilities at all check points.
For commercial passenger vehicles/taxis/auto rickshaws: All commercial passenger vehicles, taxis and auto rickshaw operators/drivers shall observe the following:
All passenger vehicles should mandatorily maintain a daily log book of all travellers with the following details: Name, Phone, Date of Travel; 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; 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 the existing State guidelines for lockdown measures.
The municipal/town council will ensure installation of adequate handwashing facilities-soap and running water or foot-operated alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer at the bus/taxi/auto rickshaw stand and display adequate IEC materials (posters/pamphlets/flex banners).
(Page News Service)