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Covid-19 outbreak: West Bengal readies ground for life after lockdown

Electronics, stationery, tea stalls, and paint and hardware stores to open from Monday

Mamata Banerjee is facing intense opposition from not only the BJP and the Left, but also the governor
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Mamata Banerjee is facing intense opposition from not only the BJP and the Left, but also the governor.

Avishek Rakshit Kolkata
West Bengal has decided to provide further relaxation from Monday, when the extended lockdown is scheduled to end, and has even allowed plying of private buses.
 
Besides government-run bus networks, such as West Bengal Transport Corporation, South Bengal State Transport Corporation, and North Bengal State Transport Corporation, the private bus network is a key lifeline for daily commuters. In Kolkata alone, more than 9,000 buses ferry passengers daily.
 
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said: “Private bus operators are also facing economic hardship. We have decided to allow private buses to ply, provided they obtain necessary permissions from the transport

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First Published: Apr 30 2020 | 2:13 AM IST

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