Guwahati restaurants to now be opened till 10:30 PM on Durga Puja days

Guwahati restaurants to now be opened till 10:30 PM on Durga Puja days

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As per Assam government guidelines for Durga Puja festivities, the timing

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to open restaurants has now been extended till 10:30pm.

Previously, the Government had decreed that all restaurants must close down by 9 pm in view of the prevailing COVID-19 crisis.

Earlier, the All Assam Restaurant Association had requested for the extension of the timing.

Taking note of the popular demand to keep eateries open for revelers, the Government has finally agreed to allow the restauranteurs to keep establishments open till 10:30 pm.

The other guidelines issued by the government to celebrate Durga Puja are noted below:

1. The puja committees will have to conduct the puja in open pandals.

2. No cultural functions, competitions will be allowed during the puja.

3. The main committee and the priests will have to mandatorily undergo the COVID-19 test on Panchami.

4. The committee members will also have to under test after idol immersion.

5. More than 50 persons will not be allowed in the pandals at a time.

6. The committee will have to ensure that the pilgrims should enter the pandal with proper hand sanitization.

7. No pillion riders will be allowed during Durga Puja barring ladies who will only be allowed for pillion riding.

8. The committees will have to ensure that there should be two gates in the pandals- Entry & Exit.

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