In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in Guwahati, the Kamrup (Metro) District Administration has decided to enforce ward-wise lockdown from 9 pm Wednesday.
The wards where lockdown will come into effect are 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16.
Areas covered during the lockdown in these wards are as follows-
Ward 2- Ferry Ghat colony 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. New Railway Colony, Institute Colony, Triangular Colony, LOCO Colony, BBC Colony, Parts of Sadilapur, Garpandu, Jaymati Nagar
Ward 3- Rest Camp Colony, Water Works Railway Colony, Temple Ghat Colony, Maligaon Baripara area, Garpandu area, Adabari, Adabari Railway Colony, Green Park Colony, Ananda Nagar and Maligaon area
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Ward 4- Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya Colony area, Pandu Nath Nasti and Kalipur area and rest of Maligaon area
Ward 5- Maligaon Railway Colony (East and West), Gotanagar Railway Colony (West, Central and East), Gosala Railway Colony, Durgasarobar and Santipur, Bhutnath
Ward 6- Direnpara, Ganeshpara, Manpara, Datalpara, Kotahbari, Gorchuk and parts of Jyotikuchi.
Ward 7- Parts of Gotanagar, Gotanagar NC, Maligaon NC, Fatasil NC, Durgasarobar, Fatasil, Dhirenpara Hill Side
Ward 8- Kumarpara, Machkhowa, Athgaon (part), Bharalumukh
Ward 9- Chatribari, Krishna Nagar, Tokobari, Fancy Bazar, Athgaon (part)
Ward 10 (part)- Panbazar, Fancybazar (part), Solapara
Ward 15- Bishnupur, Natunbasti, Bimalanagar, Mahendra Nagar, Sankarpur, Fatasil (part)
Ward 16- Bhaskar Nagar, Barsapara, Dhirenpara (part), Anadanagar, Rongpathar
Prohibited activities in these areas are-
> Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited in the specified areas
> All government offices, offices of autonomous/subordinate offices and private offices shall remain closed
> All business/commercial establishments, shops and trade activities shall remain closed
> All industrial establishments shall remain closed
> All public transport services shall remain suspended
> Movement of all private vehicles is banned
> All hospitality services shall remain suspended
> All educational, research, training. coaching institutions shall remain closed
> All places of worship shall remain closed for public. No religious congregation will be permitted without any exception.
> All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions, gathering shall be barred
> Not more than 20 persons will be permitted in case of funerals.
> Spitting in public places is banned and will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations
> Consumption and sale of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc . in public places are prohibited
Exempted from lockdown norms in these areas
> Defence, central and state police services, the establishment of the district magistrate, home guards, civil defence, fire & emergency services, disaster management, treasury, public utilities (including petroleum, LPG), post offices, NIC, electricity, water, sanitation, municipal bodies (only staff required for essential services like sanitation, water supply etc) will be allowed to function.
> Hospitals and other related medical establishments including their manufacturing and distribution units both in public and private sector such as dispensaries, chemist and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances etc will continue to remain functional.
> The transportation of all medical personnel, nurses, paramedic staff, other hospital support services be permitted.
> Shops dealing with groceries, fruits, and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
> Bank, insurance and ATM shall operate
> Print and electronic media including newspaper distribution are allowed
> Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT-enabled services to continue.
> Delivery of essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce allowed
> Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets are allowed to operate
The ward-wise lockdown in Guwahati will remain imposed until the next 14 days.
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