Regulated opening of markets in Dmu

DIMAPUR, SEP 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/2/2020 12:18:15 PM IST

District Task Force chairman and DC Dimapur, R. Soundararajan issued an order Wednesday to allow opening of shops in New Market and Hazi park (Hongkong ) market and others in a regulated manner-- Odd & Even days, from September 4, in compliance with the latest SOP issued by the state government. 

New Market: All shops located within the market complex will open on alternate days following odd-even system i.e. Odd number-- Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Even number-- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fish market to be opened daily, however one way entry/exit shall be maintained. Dry fish, mutton, chicken stalls will open daily in compliance with all COVID-19 safety protocols.

All shops outside the New Market complex are allowed to open daily in compliance with all the safety protocols. Vegetable stalls and footpath vendors will not be allowed to open till further notice. No vehicles will be allowed inside the New Market complex.

Hazi Park (Hongkong Market): Shops located at Hazi Park ‘B line’ allowed to open on Monday, Wednesday & Friday and C line on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Shops which are outside the complex/market or along the roadside are allowed to open daily. 

Purana Bazaar: Vegetable market in Purana Bazaar will be allowed to open on alternate days Odd number-- Monday, Wednesday & Friday and Even number-- Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.

Super Market: Vegetable vendors will be allowed to sell vegetables in Supermarket aera, but hawkers/vendors along supermarket footpath are prohibited.

All other weekly bazaars to remain closed. Further, vegetable vendors are allowed to sell in the colonies/villages only and not in the daily markets.

Millennium market will be allowed to open.

All shops dealing in essential and non-essential commodities will be open from Monday to Saturday as per normal business hours. 

Private vehicles, buses, commercial passenger vehicles, taxis and autorickshaws will be allowed to ply with strict adherence to guidelines as per SOP.

Safety norms: Besides following all safety norms like disinfecting the premises, proprietors of all shops and establishments have been directed to make arrangements for keeping hand sanitizer, provide facilities for hand washing with soap and water for the public as well staff.

Shops and establishments have also been asked to not allow entry of anyone without wearing mask. 

The decision was made after the DTF meeting attended by commissioner of police and other members.

Meanwhile, DTF has advised public to refrain from overcrowding in the markets as enough stock of all essential/non-essential commodities were available. At the meeting, chief medical officer Dimapur Dr Mereninla Senlem informed that COVID cases in Dimapur was on a downward trend with good recovery rate. However, CMO urged all to be more cautions specially during September.


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