Red Zones will continue as the most restricted area during the lockdown 3.0 phase. Unlike previous two phases, people can take out private cars and two-wheelers on road during the lockdown. At this juncture, commercial vehicles like autorickshaws, e-richshaws, app-based cabs are not allowed in the Red Zone. Only hired cabs ferrying employees in essential sectors are exempted from the ban.
For four-wheelers, a driver can carry a maximum of two more occupants in a car. For two-wheelers, pillion riders not allowed.
No vehicle movement will be permitted to operate in containment zones.
Relaxation in vehicular movements does not mean a casual outing is allowed. In certain Red Zones, some of the governments have allowed to open offices, so commuter to those offices will be able to take their vehicles out with the occupancy guidelines in place. Passes will be required for any kind of travel in the red zones.
A movement pass can be applied online. The administration allows traveling under four different conditions — health, essential services, emergency movement and others that an applicant needs to specify.
The local administration has imposed Section 144 between 7.00 pm and 7.00 am in several Red Zones. This means strictly no vehicular movement during this time slot. The only exception is for those vehicles that ferrying healthcare workers.
Any one found violating the lockdown rules and the National Directives for Covid-19 Management are liable to face prosecution. They can be charged according to the Disaster Management Act 2005 as well as certain sections of the IPC.