Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration on Tuesday allowed the city-based restaurants and hospitality services to function on both sides of the road between Monday to Friday.
Earlier, the district administration had allowed all shops on one side of the road to open on alternate days.
The additional relaxation came after the restaurant owners’ requested the district administration to all functioning on all days saying that the food items and vegetables used by them will perish if they have to open on alternate days.
Though the district administration has allowed all the restaurants to open from Tuesday, it has strictly restricted any sitting arrangements of customers.
An order by Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said, “Based on the directions from the government, it is hereby clarified that restaurants and other hospitality services are allowed to function from Monday to Friday on both side of any street during non-curfew hours in the metro district on take away basis including online home delivery of cooked business.”
After three weeks of lockdown in the city, the metro district administration allowed shops and establishment to open in Kamrup (Metro) District with 50 percent employees from Monday.
Though previously, it said that the shopkeepers and employees of the shops need to undergo a COVID test before opening their shops, later modified its order and said that they need not carry COVID-19 test results immediately.
However, steps will be taken by the health department to conduct a random sample COVID-19 test of the employees and owners of the shops, business establishments, both government and private offices, etc.