Guwahati: The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has identified 23 filling stations that will be kept open in the urban area during the lockdown period (from June 28-July 12).
The petrol pumps have been allowed to stay open "for fuelling the vehicles of essential services and vehicles crossing through the National Highway." The stations are as follows:
Asha Filling Station, Tepesia
Chandmal Sarawgi & co, Sonapur
Raj Service, Basistha Chariali
Lakhra Service Station
Bhabani Service Station, Saukuchi
Swagat RO ISBT
Sogani Service Station, Boragaon
North east Service Station, Jalukbari
Pradip Oil depot, Dharapur
SKS Service Station, Lalmati
Chhaganmal Sarawgi & Sons, Dispur
Thansingh Nathmall, Ulubari
Chandmal Sarawgi, Ulubari
Sanjibani fuel point, Beltola
Bhairabi Service Station, Jatia
Bharali Service Station, Lal Ganesh
Chandmal Sarawgi & co, Paltanbazar
Kamakhya Energy Point, Bhetapara
Energy Service Station, Jyotikuchi
Mathgharia Auto Service, Forest Gate, Narengi
The district administration has directed all the staff working at the filling stations to be dressed up in their respective company's uniforms and keep their ID cards with them at all times. They have also been asked to wear masks during duty times and maintain social distancing.
Even as COVID-19 cases have continued to surge in Guwahati at an alarming rate, exactly at 7 pm in the evening today, the city entered yet another lockdown to mitigate the spread of the virus.
In yet another COVID-19 related tragedy, a 45-year-old resident of the city lost his battle against the virus, taking the death toll rising up to 11. At present, there are 2,063 active cases of the virus in the state.
The new phase of lockdown will see all shops and businesses apart from medical and a few others deemed as 'essential', shut down. The situation will be reviewed this coming Friday, after which the Government will decide whether to continue with the strict rules or to provide relaxations. Coinciding with the lockdown in Guwahati, night curfew timings across Assam have also been increased -- now, curfew will be clamped from 7 pm to 7 am. Additionally, weekend lockdown has been brought into effect to contain the respiratory disease.