New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In wake of surging coronavirus cases in India, the central government on Friday announced the extension of lockdown for two more weeks from May 4. In its order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the government has classified the districts across states and union territories (UTs) into red, orange and green zone and will allow certain economic activities to resume from May 4 onwards.

As per the government notification, all economic activities that are permitted in the red zones will also be permitted in the orange zones from May 4. However, only in-situ construction will be allowed in urban areas apart from construction of renewable energy projects of the orange zones.

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Here’s a list of activities that will be permitted in orange zones:

  • In addition to activities permitted in red zones, taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with one drive and two passengers
  • Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only
  • Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the driver.
  • Pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers
  • E-commerce activities will be allowed only for delivery of essential goods
  • All government offices will be allowed to function as per the norms defined for red zones.

Here’s what will not be permitted in orange zones:


  • Movement of individuals in all zones, for non-essential activities, will remain prohibited between 7 am to 7 pm
  • A limited number of activities will remain prohibited across the country, irrespective of the zone, including travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road, running of schools, colleges, and educational and training/coaching institutions  
  • Hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants
  • Places of large public gathering, such as cinema halls, malls, sports complex will remain closed
  • Social, political, cultural, religious gatherings will not be permitted

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma