New Delhi, May 8 -- Public transport may resume soon with measures related to social distancing and hygiene in place as the resumption along with reopening of highways will go a long way in instilling confidence among the public, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

In his address to members of Bus & Car Operators Confederation Of India via video conferencing, Gadkari said a standard operating procedure will have to be drafted for operating public transport with social distancing norms and for adopting measures like hand wash, sanitising, face masks, etc.

Public transport has been suspended across the country since March when the ongoing lockdown was imposed to ensure social distancing to check the c...