TURA, May 11 - In pursuance of a fresh order issued by the Political Department of Meghalaya, the District Magistrate has issued an order under Section 144 Cr PC with partial modification, permitting additional activities with immediate effect from 6:00 AM of May 11, which shall remain in force till 12:00 PM of May 17.
As per the order, all shops except tea stalls, restaurants, dhabas will be open in rural areas by following social distancing norms strictly from 8:00 AM to 4 PM, while in Tura town all stand alone shops may be opened, including stationary, auto spare parts and authorised car wash units, except main market areas from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Except Tura main bazaar, super markets, tea shops, dhabas and restaurants to remain closed and hawkers not allowed on crowded junctions and main roads.
Operation of all forms of public transport will be increased to 50% and all vehicles to operate at 50% alternate seating arrangements while autorickshaws on odd/even basis to continue.
Private transport will be permitted to operate within the district to the extent of 50% and will ply on odd/even basis from 9:00 AM to 5 PM. Odd Registration Number Odd day and Even Registration Number Even Day. Four-wheelers will carry only two persons, besides the driver, and for two-wheeler, pillion rider not allowed. Wearing of mask is mandatory and social distancing should be maintained by all. As usual, the timing for curfew in the entire district of West Garo Hills will be from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM every day, while Sunday will be closed.