In view of measures taken at war footing the Jammu District administration today issued order for closure of public transport plying in Jammu district with immediate effect. The order to this effect was issued by District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan under National Disaster Managment Act 2005.
The order which has placed a blanket ban on plying of all modes of public transport excluding Auto, Cabs in Jammu district till further orders. The district administration has allowed plying of SRTC buses for facilitating government employees. Government employees will be allowed in SRTC on production of ID Cards only.
SRTC bus service facility is also extended to commuters who need to travel in emergency.
As per the order non compliance to the order will be dealt under Section 51 of Disaster Management Act 2005 which claims
Punishment for obstruction, etc.—Whoever, without reasonable cause—
(a) obstructs any officer or employee of the Central Government or the State Government, or a
person authorised by the National Authority or State Authority or District Authority in the discharge
of his functions under this Act; or
(b) refuses to comply with any direction given by or on behalf of the Central Government or the State Government or the National Executive Committee or the State Executive Committee or the District Authority under this Act,
shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both, and if such obstruction or refusal to comply with directions results in loss of lives or imminent danger thereof, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.
The said order has been sent to Inspector General of Police for strict compliance.