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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Covid-19 resurgence: Srinagar markets to open on rotational basis

The authorities on Tuesday said that the shops, business establishments will remain open on a rotation basis while public transport will ply with 50 per cent of seating capacity in Srinagar in view of Covid-19 containment measures.

In order, the district magistrate, who is also the chairman of DDMA, Mohammad Ajaz, said that markets having shops on both sides of the road will remain open on a rotation basis on a particular day while markets having shops on one side of the road will remain open on an odd-even basis.

“Shops on one side of the road only shall open on a particular day/date. The other side shall remain closed completely. The sequence of opening shall be on a Rotation basis. Markets having shops on one side of the Road only will be open on an odd-even basis. Odd-numbered shops to open on odd dates and even-numbered shops to open on even dates” reads the order.

It reads that the Joint Commissioner Administration, SMC will ensure proper numbering of the shops wherever required. “Shopping Complexes/Malls/ Equivalent business establishments will open only alternate shops on a rotation basis.”

The order reads that furthermore, Public transport (Matadors/Mini Buses/Buses etc) shall be permitted to ply only at 50 per cent of authorised seating capacity. “The District Superintendent of Police shall ensure compliance to this effect.”

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