Shops selling essential goods in Dimapur localities allowed to open
Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): All markets in Dimapur’s main town will continue to remain closed but shops dealing with essential commodities and pharmacies inside colonies/villages in the district would be allowed to “cater to public needs”.
This was one of the decisions taken on Friday during a meeting held among members of the special committee constituted by the state government for Dimapur, district administration, police, Naga Council Dimapur, village councils, GBs, DMC, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dimapur, according to a DIPR report on Friday.
“Wholesale market will be permitted to open from 3 am to 8 am at GS Road from Monday. However buying from this area will be permitted only with written permission from the administrative officer/ GB/ village council concerned. The retail shops in colonies/wards/ villages will be permitted to open from 9 am to 2 pm starting Monday,” read the resolutions.
During the meeting, Commissioner and Secretary Kikheto Sema told the gathering that the state government is ‘focusing more on Dimapur district’ as the ‘whole of Nagaland will fail, if Dimapur fails’.
Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Anoop Kinchi reiterated the importance of maintaining social distance and reminded the public not to move unnecessarily during the lockdown. He further assured the citizens that supply of essential commodities to the district is continuing as normal.
Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, informed that section 144 CrPc will not be relaxed and said that restriction on movement of persons and vehicles, except those under exemption, would continue till the end of nationwide lockdown.