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Mon lifts restriction on inter-district movement

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By EMN Updated: Sep 11, 2020 1:29 am
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Dimapur, Sep. 10 (EMN): The deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, has lifted the restriction on inter-district and intra-district movement of private and commercial passenger vehicles on September 1 subject to strict compliance of the “consolidated guidelines”.

All the guidelines for safety practices in high risk setting to prevent transmission of Covid-19 for commercial passenger vehicles and taxi as mentioned earlier should be strictly adhered to by all concerned, a DIPR report stated on Thursday.

It stated that drivers, attendants and crew members of all trucks and goods transport vehicle drivers would be screened for fever using thermal scanners at the points of entry. It added that no passengers would be allowed to travel in any of the goods trucks.

Besides, it has made it mandatory for all crew members to wear mask and wash hand frequently with soap and water and hand sanitisers. All crew members should remain inside the vehicles and not mingle with anyone during loading and unloading of consignment. It added that after the completion of the loading and unloading of the consignment, the truck would be required to proceed towards its designation immediately.

The update also stated that local transports that require staying back must remain in home isolation and observe safety measures.

All commercial passenger vehicles should mandatorily maintain daily log book of the travellers with detail information. The limitation on the number of passengers would be as per the existing of state guidelines for lockdown measures.

It warned that any person or group acting in violation of the order would be deemed as offence punishable under section 188 of the IPC in addition to section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 and other applicable legal provisions.

It further stated that the district task force should facilitated availability of adequate hand washing facilities at all check points.

Villagers and travellers cautioned

The DC also informed that the earth cutting work for two-lane road construction under Longkei village jurisdiction from No. 73+500 to 74+500 of “Nakling cliff” would commence from September 15 onwards.

Therefore, in order to avoid any untoward incident, the DC has advised all the concerned villagers and other travellers taking the particular road to avoid the stretch of road during the period of the cutting work.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 11, 2020 1:29:15 am