GUWAHATI, July 19 - Regarding opening of shops and business establishments in the city from Monday, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration on Sunday declared that Paltan Bazar will be the nodal point from where right and left sides of the road will be finalised.
The decision was finalised at a meeting convened by Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu with various trade organisations.
The meeting decided that on Monday, shops located on the right side will be allowed to open from Paltan Bazar towards Khanapara, Jalukbari to Noonmati, Jalukbari to VIP Road, Six Mile to Narengi and Six Mile to Panjabari. Next week, the reverse system of opening of shops will be followed.
Meanwhile, in the remaining areas of small lanes and byelanes, the local trade bodies will finalise the right or left side as per the government order.
In the meeting, the district administration clarified that shops and business establishments only on one side of the road will be allowed to open on any given day and failure to comply with the orders will invite action, including cancellation of licenses.
The Deputy Commissioner requested all traders to get themselves tested along with their employees, delivery persons, etc., for COVID-19 before opening their business entities.