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Auto-rickshaws, cabs allowed to ply in Mohali

Shops in rural, urban areas to open on odd-even basis in dist

Auto-rickshaws, cabs allowed to ply in Mohali

People fail to practise social distancing at the Civil Hospital in Phase 6, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 18

Under the lockdown 4.0, the Mohali administration today allowed to ply two and four- wheelers, cabs, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws between 7 am to 7 pm.

Sports complexes and stadiums have been allowed to open without spectators, but subject to compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP).

Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said the relaxation has been allowed on condition that four/three-wheelers will have a maximum capacity of two persons plus driver. He said car pooling/sharing by taxi/cab aggregators has not been allowed.

He said shops will remain open from 7 am - 6 pm, but this will not apply to shopping malls, shopping complexes gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls.

The Deputy Commissioner said shops in rural and urban areas will open on odd-even basis. Restaurants and eateries can open, but only for home delivery and take away. Shops offering services, including saloons, will be allowed to open subject to compliance of the SOP.

He said educational institutions, including schools, colleges and coaching institutes will remain closed, but online classes will continue.

Hotels, restaurants (dine in) and hospitality services, other than those used by the state government for housing health, police, government officials, stranded persons, including tourists for quarantine will remain closed.

The Deputy Commissioner said night curfew will be in place between 7 pm and 7 am.

He said those above 65 years of age, with co-morbidity, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age should stay indoors.

Shops dealing in essential goods, including food, groceries, milk, medicines, restaurants/eateries for home delivery and take away, liquor vends and workshops/service centres for automobiles have been exempted from staggered rotation.

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