Srinagar: Amid continuing surge in the number of covid-19 cases, the government on Tuesday ordered 50% opening of shops in major markets and malls while public transport will be permitted to ply only at 50% of its authorized seating capacity.
The government also extended night curfew in all the twenty districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The decision was taken after detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and
Kashmir was conducted by Lt Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, with the Chief Secretary, J&K, Financial Commissioner, Health, Administrative Secretary School Education, Administrative Secretary Higher Education, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers.
On the basis of the assessment, the State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred up on it under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, ordered that the Corona Curfew at night shall be extended to Municipal / urban local body limits of all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from 20.04.2021. lt was already in force in eight districts earlier, from 10 pm to 6 am.
“Public transport (matadors / mini-buses / buses etc.,) in J&K shall be permitted to ply only at 50 % of its authorized seating capacity. The District Superintendents of Police shall ensure compliance to this effect.
This shall take effect from 21.04.2021,” reads the order by member secretary of the state executive committee, a copy of which lies with GNS.
“Only 50 % shops in major Market complexes /Bazaars/ Malls within the Municipal limits / urban local body limits shall be open on alternate basis through a rotation system. District magistrates of all districts shall devise a pattern to implement this, preferably in consultation with local market associations. This shall take effect from 21.04.2021.”