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COVID-19 update: Renewal of Excise licenses extended until April 30 due to lockdown 

COVID-19 update: Renewal of Excise licenses extended until April 30 due to lockdown 

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2020 1:46 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Due to coronavirus pandemic that has caused lockdown throughout the country, last date for the renewal of all kinds of Excise licenses has been extended until April 30.

Additionally, due to lockdown, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has extend validity of Driving licence, permits and registration that expired since February 1st 2020.

Such documents are to be treated as valid till June 30th 2020, the Ministry said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ appealed to people not to violate nationwide lockdown imposed to fight against COVID-19 pandemic and follow the norms even as he apologised for taking harsh steps to contain the spread of the virus and stressed upon “increasing social distancing but reducing emotional distancing.”

Referring to the violation incidents, Modi said that the lockdown was for the safety of each individual and his or her family members, and that it would be difficult to control the deadly virus if it spreads.

He also said, “I was extremely hurt when I came to know that some people are misbehaving with those who are being advised home quarantine. We need to be sensitive and understanding.”

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