Jalandhar: SDM holds meeting with ACPs over clarity of essential category shops
GROCERY/KIRAYANA, PDS SHOPS, FERTILIZERS/AGRICULTURE MACHINERY/PRODUCTS, RETAIL/WHOLESALE LIQUOR VENDS AND OTHER TO REMAIN OPEN FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY TILL 5 PM
Jalandhar, May 4, 2021, Amid the prevailing confusion over the term of essential category shops, the SDM-1 on Tuesday came out with clarifications about the instructions laid out in the orders of the Punjab government to clear the ambiguity.
Presiding over a meeting with local police officials, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Dr. Jai Inder Singh said that those dealing in medicines and essential items like milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, dairy, poultry products like eggs, meat, Grocery/Kirayana, PDS shops, fertilizers/agriculture machinery/products, retail/wholesale liquor vends, shops selling hardware, industrial material, tools/motor pipes and etc.
He told the police officials to bakery/sweet shops, big departmental stores are also allowed only for home delivery from Monday to Friday.
Singh also cleared that electric/electronics, tyre shops selling tyres and alloys, car accessories are not allowed to operate meanwhile mechanical spare parts/workshops can remain open till 5 pm.
He said that as per fresh orders of the Punjab government, these shops are permitted to operate till 5 pm except during the weekend curfew (from 6 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday).
SDM said that these restrictions have been imposed to curb the virulent spread of the deadliest coronavirus and people must stay indoors until any kind of urgency.