Chandigarh (Punjab), May 18 -- : Directing the local administration and the police to remain on high alert in the wake of the lifting of relaxations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the Transport Department to draft SOPs for the resumption of local bus movement in all but the containment zones.

He, however, ruled out inter-state bus service till May 31.

The remarks came during a video conference chaired by Singh to review the COVID-19 and lockdown situation in the state.

While making it clear that inter-state movement will be allowed only on special and Shramik trains, at least till May 31, the Chief Minister said buses will be allowed to ply within the state in a phased manner. A list of SOPs, including da...