Friday 10 July 2020

Shops to remain open from 10 am to 8 pm in Chandigarh

- Posted on 01 June 2020

Chandigarh, June 1 

Shops will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm in Chandigarh, as per the latest guidelines issued by the UT administration on Monday.

Barber shops and salons were open from Tuesday. However, they have to strictly follow guidelines on social distancing and hygiene issued by health department.

Spas, massage centres, swimming pools will remain closed till further orders.


The odd-even stipulations announced in previous order dated May 18 of Chandigarh Administration will continue in respect of all markets specified therein. The same will apply to the street vendors too.

The use of selected Community Centres will be permitted for holding marriage functions (50 persons) and last rites ceremony (20 persons) from June 8.

No mandatory pass will be required to enter Union Territory of Chandigarh from other states. However, random screening will be done on border and visitors will be advised self-monitoring for 14 days.

Chandigarh’s residents, desirous of taking “travel pass” for visiting other states can apply online to the District Magistrate. Only persons outside Containment Zone will be issued such passes. The DM will take a final decision as regards eligibility for such passes.

The government offices will function from 10 am to 5.30 pm with a lunch break from with 75% of staff. However, from June 8, the Head of Department can call 100% staff, if required. Defence and Security Services, Health and Family Welfare, Police, Prisons, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency Services, Disaster Management and related services, Customs and municipal services shall function without any such restrictions

Central Government offices, offices of neighbouring states, banks, etc., will have different office timings to avoid simultaneous travel by office-goers and congestion on roads.

The general public can meet the officers for their personal grievance redressal, etc., strictly between 11 00 am to 12:00 noon preferably with prior appointments.

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