The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the ban on bus services with Maharashtra till August 4.
The ban on inter-state bus services was in effect till July 28 but has now been increased for another week. An order has been issued by the Madhya Pradesh Transport Department that states no bus from and to Maharashtra will be allowed to operate till coming Wednesday.
The ban on interstate bus services was again imposed in April this year when the second Covid-19 wave hit the country.
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government had stopped bus services with Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and other neighbouring states. As the second wave subsided, Madhya Pradesh lifted the ban from all bordering states except Maharashtra where the coronavirus cases are still a cause of concern.