Plying of autos, cyclerickshaws allowed in TN, sans Chennai

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government today allowed plying of autos and cyclerickshaws across the State from tomorrow, except in areas coming under Chennai police limits and in corona containment zones.

An official release here said autos and cyclerickshaws were allowed to operate from tomorrow between 0700 hrs and 1900 hrs, with the condition that it should carry only one person and that the vehicles has to be sanitized thrice a day and both the driver and the passengers should compulsorily wear facemaks.

It also said the drivers should wash their hands with soaps at regular intervals to maintain hygience.

However, auto drivers and cyclerickshaw riders living in Chennai police limits and containment zones, where COVID-19 positive cases were on the higher side, were not allowed to operate the vehicles.