TURA, June 8 - In continuation of the earlier order, curfew under Section 144 Cr PC together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations 2020 has been extended in entire West Garo Hills district from 6:00 am of June 8 till 6:00 am of June 15, 2020.
The curfew, which comes into force with immediate effect, has the same prohibitions and exemptions issued earlier, but expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching.
As per the new order, religious places of worship will start to function with compliance as per SoP issued by the Government of Meghalaya. All weekly and regular markets, commercial and financial establishments in West Garo Hills, including those along the Meghalaya-Assam Border will continue to remain closed.
Meanwhile, permission for operation of private transport within the district to the extent of 50% and plying on odd/even basis from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm will continue. Operation of all forms of public transport being regulated by the District Transport Officer and allowed to the extent of 50% and all vehicles to operate at 50% alternate seating arrangement and autorickshaws on odd/even basis to continue.
As per the earlier order, the operation of legal brick kiln in rural areas, all agriculture and allied sector activities like farming, harvesting, marketing and transportation of produce, MGNREGA works, construction activities, irrigation projects, buildings, industrial projects in rural areas and outside Tura municipal area, quarrying of chips and aggregate, besides transportation and all such activities may be implemented with strict maintenance of social distancing and other advisories which need to be monitored by their respective departmental heads. However, for transportation, passes have to be obtained from the Tura Deputy Commissioner�s office.
Moreover, in situ construction activities are allowed in Tura municipal area subject to labourers already available at the work site and not sourced from outside and subject to grant of permission from the town planner.