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Exemptions granted during ban on inter-district travel in Assam from May 21

Published on May 17, 2021|News Source : Janambhumi News Desk

Guwahati, May 7: Assam government has imposed ban on inter-district travel from May 21 in order to curb further spread of COVID-19 from high-incidence districts to low-incidence ones. 
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued the order today stating that all inter-district transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended for 15 days with effect from 5 AM of May 21, 2021(Friday) or until further orders.
The exemptions granted area as follows:  
1. Movement of goods and persons including frontline workers in connection with COVID-19 related duties on production of valid documents.
2. Movement of Officials and persons, both government and private involved in emergency services such as  Health and Family Welfare and all related medical establishments, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and emergency services, District Administration, Pay & Account Office, Electricity, Water  and Sanitation, Public Transport (Air/Railways/Buses) including all incidental services/activities that are  essential for smooth functioning of all modes of public transport ( such as handling of cargo, ticketing, air  freight station, CFS, lCD etc.), Disaster Management and related services, IMD,CWC, Water Resources  Department, PHE, NIC, NCC and Municipal services, and all other essential services on production  of valid Identity card.
3. Movement of Judicial officers / officials of courts of Assam on production of valid Identity card.
4. Movement of pregnant women and patients for getting medical /health services.
5. Movement of persons coming from/going to Airports/Railway stations/ISBTs allowed to travel on production  of valid ticket.
6. Movement of Officers/officials related to functioning of offices of Diplomats of various countries as well as  persons holding any constitutional post on production of valid Identity card.
7. Movement of Electronic, print Media and Government servants handling media issues on production of valid Identity card
8. There shall be no restriction on inter-state movement of passengers and transportation of essential / non-essential goods. No separate permission / e-pass will be required for such movements.
9. Movement of persons related to commercial and private establishments providing following essential  services/commodities shall be allowed:
I. Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits & vegetables, dairy & milk booths, meat & fish, animal fodder,  pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical equipment.
II. Banks, Insurance offices and ATMs.
III. Telecommunications, Internet services, Broadcasting and Cable services, IT and IT enabled services.
IV. Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment  through e-commerce.
V. Petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets.
VI. Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services.
VII. Cold storage and warehousing services.
VIII. Private security services.
IX. Manufacturing units of essential commodities.
X. Production units or services, which require continuous process
10. Movement of persons who are going for COVID-19 vaccination.
11. Movement of all the officials/persons entrusted with election related works either by Government authorities or by private enterprises or by the authorities of any political party or contesting candidate on production of a valid Identity card/ engagement letter / appointment order / work order.
12. Movement of all the employees / persons involved in operations related to forestry under the Environment & Forest department on production of valid Identity card.
13. Movement related to supply and maintenance of agricultural implements.
14. Movement related to essential items supply from and to FCI establishments.
15. Transportation of all medical personnel, nurses, paramedical staff, other hospital support services;
16. Movement of Air traffic, Railway passenger and goods trains shall continue to operate.
17. Movement of Government / semi government officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above and senior executives in Non-Government sector along with their key support staff for emergency and essential works.
18. Movement in connection with maintaining supply chain of medicines.
19. Movement of goods shall continue uninterrupted.
20. Movement related to medical, last rite emergencies or any other movement with written permission from the jurisdictional Deputy Commissioner of originating district.
Other restrictions and exemptions as notified vide Orders of 4th May, 2021 for rural areas, of 12th May and 15thMay, 2021 for urban and peripheral areas and clarifications issued on 13th May, 2021 shall continue to remain in force

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