New SOP Issued For Plying Of Vehicles in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills District
SHILLONG: The state government has issued a new standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding movement of private and public vehicles in East Khasi Hills district from September 6 between 5am to 8pm.
The new guidelines are private transport is permitted @100% within curfew relaxation hours. Public transport plying within the district i.e. city buses, mini buses including SSTS and SPTS buses, local taxis, auto rickshaws, and maxi cabs (SSPTS) and inter-district vehicles holding All Meghalaya Tourist Permit (Swift, Alto, Taigo, Ertiga, Lodgy, Sumo Maxx etc.) are permitted @50% per day subject to the following condition:
Vehicles registered in and originating from East Khasi Hills district will report to the DTO, Shillong for submission and issuance of vaccination status and strictly adhere to the following arrangements when plying within and out of the district. (Check out the tweet given below to know about the arrangements)
Vehicles registered in and originating from other districts will prominently display their vaccination status issued by the competent authority on the vehicle and ply as per arrangement made by the respective deputy commissioner for entering the district.
Vaccination status should be clearly indicated on the vehicles as per this office order No. C&S2/CVD/2021/ORD/159 dated 24th June, 2021.
Wearing of double masks or N-95 is mandatory even for a single person driving a vehicle. In case of persons travelling in any private car, wearing of double masks or N-95 is also mandatory for all the persons. Use of sanitisers is mandatory. Proper ventilation of the vehicle is advisable.
All public transport authorities shall strictly enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and seating inside the vehicles.
Car should be taken at all times by drivers and passengers to ensure no breach of protocols. Smoking, eating and removal of mask is strictly prohibited.
The government also made it clear that legal action would be taken if the guidelines are flouted.