Travel for non-essential activities prohibited in Chandigarh between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

January 07, 2022 10:24 p.m. STI

Chandīgarh [India], Jan 7 (ANI): Considering the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Chandigarh District Disaster Management Authority said on Friday that there will be a ban on the movement of people for all non-essential activities between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. am in the union territory.
The order was issued by Chandigarh administration to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, District Magistrate, Union Territory Chandigarh, in exercise of the powers vested in me under Section 144 of the CrPC, orders that there be a ban on the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in Chandigarh No one should leave their home or move on foot or in a vehicle or travel or stand or wander on any road or public places during the above hours” , said the order.
The order further stipulated that the movement of people engaged in essential activities, including emergency services, medical health, transport of essential goods, operation of multiple teams in industries, offices, etc. (both public and private), the movement of people and goods on national roads and national highways, the unloading of goods, the journey of people to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and planes will be exempt from the ‘order.
Those responsible for law and order, municipal services, functions including the executive, magistrates, police personnel, uniformed military/CAPF personnel, electrical, firefighters, media Accredited telecommunications services and government devices responsible for COVID-19 related tasks (all upon presentation of ID card) will also be exempt from ordering.
There will be no restrictions on interstate and intrastate movements of essential and non-essential goods, as per the copy of the order.
All vehicles/persons in bona fide transit (interstate/intrastate) should be permitted to pass, but only after proper verification of origin and destination. Hospitals, pharmacies and ATMs will be allowed to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The order took effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. (ANI)

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