Imphal: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic which is spiraling out of hand in the State, the State Government has partially modified its earlier order and imposed complete ban on movement of all vehicles except vehicles under essential service category.
Earlier, movement of all vehicles was allowed during 6 am to 10 am. However, the latest order has completely banned movement of the vehicles.
According to the latest order issued by the state home department, there shall be complete ban on movement of all vehicles, except goods vehicles, oxygen supply related vehicles, LPG and Oil tankers and vehicles of other essential services like Power supply, water supply, waste/garbage clearance, Public Distribution System, medical/covid services and vehicles of personnel of departments/ organizations permitted to be functional including Public Distribution System.
On opening of shops, it stated that only one out of three shops/vendors (permitted category vide order dated 29/04/2021) of total shops/vendors in one location shall be allowed to open on rotational basis. If the shops or vendors are located in congested rows, then only alternate rows shall be allowed to open. Queue system should be adopted by all shops and vendors.
Deputy Commissioners and district Superintendents of Police will prepare the roster of shops vendors. Any market/shop/vendor not complying with social distancing and causing crowding may be promptly closed by the Deputy Commissioner/Superintendent of Police.
Local markets at Khurai Lamlong, Andro Parking, Lambulane, Kongba, Pishum thong, Kwakeithel, Nagamapal, Singjamei Bazaar, Wahengbam Leikai will remain closed.
Deputy Commissioners and district Superintendents of Police may take the help of local clubs in organizing the roster and physical distancing of vendors.
Bank branches shall remain open from 10 AM to 2:30 PM only for Government Transactions and transactions related to COVID-19 management and Government Projects/urgent matters. Banks are to undertake only urgent/ time bound transactions in their branches.
Finance Department and Treasuries shall remain functional with minimal staff to discharge urgent transactions. Post offices shall remain open from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM to dispose time bound works including delivery of medicines and medical equipments and shall not entertain routine business.
Imphal airport shall remain open and movement of staff and passengers will continue to be permitted. Opening of Petrol pumps and LPG outlets and movement of staff of IOCL will continue to be permitted.