Telangana has allowed these activities during lockdown 4.0

Telangana has allowed these activities during lockdown 4.0
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.BCCL
  • Telangana has extended the lockdown in the state till May 31.
  • The state government has allowed factories, offices and shops to open from May 19.
  • Some restrictions have been placed on containment zones in Hyderabad.
The Telangana government has extended the lockdown in the state from May 29 to May 31 in line with the nationwide lockdown. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao after a cabinet meeting declared that the entire state, except a few containment zones has been declared as a green zone.

The Telangana government has also announced lockdown relaxations, paving the way for factories, offices and shops to open in the state. Telangana has reported 1,592 COVID-19 cases so far and 34 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.

The Chief Minister said that except for a few containment zones in Hyderabad, the entire state has been declared as a green zone. The containment zones in Hyderabad include 1,452 families.

“The lockdown restrictions will be strictly implemented in these containment areas and people won’t be allowed to come out under any circumstances.” said K Chandrashekar Rao.

Here’s what will open and what will remain closed in Telangana


The state has allowed all commercial and industrial establishments and government offices to operate in all parts of Hyderabad. As per the revised guidelines, all shops will be allowed to open except in Hyderabad. In the city, 50% of shops and commercial establishments will be allowed to open on alternate days on an odd-even basis.

To help people commute, the state-run TSRTC buses will be allowed to operate all over the state except Hyderabad. The state has also said that inter-state buses will not be allowed.

Cab services and auto rickshaws have been allowed to operate with a maximum of three and two passengers respectively. The Chief minister added that the passenger services should strictly follow COVID-19 rules including wearing masks and sanitisation.

In a relief to e-commerce companies, the state government also allowed all e-commerce activities including non-essential services to resume. Salons have been allowed to open across the state except in containment zones.

Here’s what will remain closed

The state government has announced that the Metro rail services and TSRTC buses in Hyderabad will not be allowed to operate till May 31.

As per central guidelines, places of worship, religious gatherings, shopping malls, function halls, public meetings, rallies and other gatherings will not be allowed.

Educational institutions, gyms, bars, pubs, sports stadiums, parks, amusement parks and swimming pools will also remain closed.

The Chief Minister appealed to people to compulsorily wear face masks to avoid ₹1,000 fine, abide by social distancing and take all precautions to check the spread of COVID-19. He said people should avoid unnecessarily coming on roads as any further spread could force the government to again impose total lockdown.


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