Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, June 1
Shops will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm in Chandigarh, as per the latest guidelines issued by the UT administration on Monday.
As per an order by the UT Administration, the odd-even stipulations announced in previous order on May 18 will continue in respect of all markets specified therein. The same will apply to the street vendors too.
The use of selected Community Centres will be permitted for holding marriage functions (50 persons) and last rites ceremony (20 persons) from June 8.
No mandatory pass will be required to enter Union Territory of Chandigarh from other states. However, random screening will be done on border and visitors will be advised self-monitoring for 14 days.
Chandigarh's residents, desirous of taking "travel pass" for visiting other states can apply online to the District Magistrate. Only persons outside Containment Zone will be issued such passes. The DM will take a final decision as regards eligibility for such passes.
The government offices will function from 10 am to 5.30 pm with 75% of staff. However, from June 8, the Head of Department can call 100% staff, if required. Defence and Security Services, Health and Family Welfare, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency Services, Disaster Management and related services, Customs and municipal services shall function without any such restrictions
Central Government offices, offices of neighbouring states, banks, etc., will have different office timings to avoid simultaneous travel by office-goers and congestion on roads.
The general public can meet the officers for their personal grievance redressal, etc., strictly between 11 am to 12 noon preferably with prior appointments.
The private offices will be allowed to call 75% of their staff. However, from June 8 they will be free to call 100% of their staff to the office, if needed. Both government and private offices and other enterprises will encourage employees to work from home and to avoid travel. The workplaces will be regularly sanitised and physical distance maintained.
Barber shops and salons will open from Tuesday. However, they have to strictly follow guidelines on social distancing and hygiene issued by health department.
Spas, massage centres, swimming pools will remain closed till further orders.
The customers will be allowed to have takeaway food from restaurant from June 8.
Apni Mandis in the city will remain closed till further orders.
The Wholesale Market in Sector 26 will continue to be open. The temporary functioning of vegetables and fruits traders at ISBT, Sector 17, will continue till further orders.
Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable, the UT order said.
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