Lockdown eased, odd-even number scheme for private vehicles in Kathmandu Valley
The administration in the Kathmandu Valley has eased the lockdown enforced for long to contain the second wave of coronavirus. Odd-even number plates are managed for the private vehicles while days are fixed for opening shops.
A joint meeting of the chief district officers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktpur issued the order to this regard.
Kathmandu CDO Kali Prasad Parajuli informed that prohibitory order was eased to make commercial sector active. The recent decision/order is effective from today to June 28 midnight. Light vehicles as car, jeep and van are not allowed to carry more than four persons while taxi carries three.
The department stores (except grocery), shopping mall, sports shop, cloth and fancy shop, shops for tailoring, cosmetics and gift are allowed for three days- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
The shopkeepers of jewelry, pots and kitchen utensil, electric goods, auto parts, and automobile showroom are allocated Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am to 4:00pm to run the business.
However, the hardware, sanitary goods, tile, marble, furniture, carpet can be sold every day from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
The transportation of large delivery is allowed only during night.
The medicine and health safety shops can be run daily as usual. The grocery, diary, vegetable and fruit shops, stationery, shops selling puja items are allowed till 11:00am every day.
The online and take away services can be operative till 7:00pm in the valley. The autmobile repair can be conducted till 7:00pm.
Marriage and tonsure ceremonies can be performed at home by maintaining health and safety measures and without exceeding 10 attendants. For this, no more than two vehicles are allowed.
Essential service vehicles as of hospital, drinking water office, health office, cargo and courier, garbage management are operated daily.
Schools are not still allowed to run classes physically.
The transportation of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, poultry, poultry feed, fuel, gas, sanitary goods, printing and agricultural inputs should be operated being mentioned in banner. They are allowed from 8:00am to 11:00pm.
The people preparing to go abroad are allowed movement and entry to districts based on plane ticket, passport and visa.
The banking and financial institutes, security boards, insurance, remittance, cooperative, NGO offices can be run with minimum human resources.