Kumar Sanjay Krishna
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Amid nationwide lockdown 3.0, all industries and their supply chain have been allowed to operate in Assam without any specific order.

All people engaged in the industries have also been allowed to commute to work at all times.

This was stated in a fresh order issued on Tuesday by Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, who is also the Assam State Disaster management Authority (ASDMA) chairman.

The fresh order with more relaxations in businesses and works during lockdown 3.0 is in continuation of the order No. ASDMA 24/2020/Part- 1/43 issued on May 3, 2020.

According to the order, tea industries and workers engaged therein are allowed to operate at all times.

Warehouses are allowed to operate at all times and personnel required for their operation are allowed to move at all times.

All activities related to PDS operations, FCI warehouses, Railways, LPG and Petroleum delivery services and workers and staff engaged therein are allowed to operate at all times.

E-commerce delivery is allowed between 6 AM and 6 PM only, however,

Backend activities and personnel engaged therein are allowed at all times.

All automobile dealerships and outlets are allowed to operate between 6 AM to 5 PM.

Supply chain related to essential food items like milk, fish and other perishables including workers engaged therein are allowed to operate at all times.

All essential services including conservancy services by municipal bodies and other government agencies are allowed at all times.

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Private offices located in the same building as that of a mall are allowed to operate but shops in the same building will not be allowed to open.

Shops in market complex are allowed to operate with two shops closed between two open shops.

“However, grocery shops, pharmacies and medical establishments situated therein are allowed to open on all days during the permitted hours,” the order issued by the chief secretary said.

All shops in rural areas, except in malls, are permitted to remain open without any distinction of essential and non-essential.

All types of goods carrying vehicles are allowed to ply at all times.

All construction activities including highway construction, flood control works are allowed at all times.

Bank employees are allowed to move beyond 6 pm depending on necessity.

Large stand-alone shops are allowed to operate with limited number of entrants.

“Media persons and persons engaged in printing newspaper and persons engaged in newspaper distribution are allowed to operate beyond the restricted time as per necessity,” said the order.

“All the above are allowed except in containment zones and after following social distancing protocols. The head of the organization will be held responsible for violation of any COVID19 protocol,” the order further said.


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