SHILLONG, May 31 - After more than two months, nightlife is likely to return to the State capital with the district administration deciding to relax night curfew for further two hours till 9 pm with effect from June 3.
The decision taken by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner M War was in line with the Central Government directive to ease night curfew till 9 pm. Currently, shops are allowed to open till 7 pm, but most shops used to roll down shutters much before the deadline.
This extended time will help the shops and other establishments to carry out their business as usual.
However, saloons, spas, beauty parlours and rejuvenation centres will continue to remain shut.
The DC has recently given permission for select shops to open at Police Bazaar and GS Road. However, shops located at Iewduh (Bara Bazaar) are not allowed to open as yet.
Though movement of private vehicles has been allowed, the district administration is yet to permit public transport to operate.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is making efforts to kick-start the economy and he has been regularly holding meetings of the six working groups of the Economic Task Force set up to find ways to boost the economy.