The district administration allows shops in Mohali to open on an odd-even basis from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., which is a huge relief for traders and shopkeepers.
“In exercise of his authority vested under Section 144 of the CrPC, the District Magistrate has directed with effect in continuity and partial alteration of previous orders that shops in the Mohali district should remain open on an odd-even basis between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.,” read a district administration order issued here today.
According to the order, “no shopping malls or single/multi-brand retail standalone shops shall open excluding shops selling essential goods in these malls/complexes.”
However, all shops in the Mohali district’s three subdivisions will remain open.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate Girish Dayalan stated that even several shops would be allowed to operate on even dates. The dates such as May 10, 12, and so on, while odd number shops will operate on odd dates, such as May 11, 13, and so on.
According to Dayalan, MC Mohali will be in charge of labeling shops as odd-even via respective market associations. This will be following the overall supervision of ADM/SDM.
Restrictions under market associations for shops in mohali
Market associations would be required to nominate Covid monitors, whose names would be prominently displayed. According to the DM, who added that they would be directly responsible for maintaining adherence to Covid norms.
“Restaurants and restaurants can open – but only for home delivery before 9 p.m. The order states that “both management and the customer will be responsible for any breaches if any”. “Services rendered by self-employed individuals, such as electricians, plumbers, IT repairs shops in Mohali shall also be permitted,” it added.
Private offices have permission to open without the need for a special permit. Dayan, on the other hand, claimed that in order to prevent crowding and congestion, only 33.
At any given time, 1% of the workforce should be called to the workplace. He also insisted that the heads of all departments allow employees to operate from home.
According to the order, the staff/employees concerned may only travel to and from work with their ID cards. And any abuse would result in severe penalties as there is a rise in covid cases.
Private offices will nominate covid controllers, and their names will be prominently displayed. They will be individually liable for ensuring adherence to Covid rules, according to the order. All private offices should ensure that their staff/employees undergo checkups on a regular basis. They should preferably exercise this every two weeks, according to the study.
According to Dayalan, anyone exhibiting symptoms should be under isolation and check right away.
The most recent order
The District Magistrate has directed, in continuation and partial modification of previous orders. That shops in the Mohali district remain open on an odd-even basis between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the exercise of his powers conferred under Section 144 of the CrPC.
Both shops in the Mohali district’s three subdivisions will remain open.
There shall be no new shopping malls or single/multi-brand retail standalone stores. Also with the exception of shops selling essential goods in these malls/complexes.
Self-employment services such as electricians, plumbers, IT repairs, and so on has the permission to open.
Restaurants and eateries can be available for home delivery until 9 p.m.