Port Blair, Aug 12: Observing an increased movement of general public in the public transport, operated in the South Andaman District like Stage carriage buses, Autorickshaws and taxis which might be one of the medium for transfer of virus between the infected and non-infected persons which will result in faster spread of the virus, the Directorate of Transport has ordered suspension of Busses and other public transport w.e.f midnight of 11th August 2020 to 18th August 2020 in Port Blair, Ferrargunj Tehsil and South Andaman District. 1. Services of all Stage carriage buses (STS and Private) shall remain suspended during this period. 2. Services of Passenger Autorickshaws, Taxis and Jeeps shall remain suspended during this period. However, for the transport of employees working in the Departments involved in essential services, bus service would be provided on the request of concerned departments. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.