Ranchi: In signs of further opening of economic activities amid the Coronavirus crisis the Jharkhand government on Monday announced a series of steps that will speed up the pace of growth in the state including the opening of shops, showrooms and inter-district movement of public transport.
An order in this regard has been issued by the Home Prison and Disaster Management Department.
“It was felt that there is a need to take a cautious approach while implementing the directions of MHA issued vide order dated May 30 as many migrants have entered the state from various other states and countries severely effected by Covid-19 and at the same time it was felt necessary to open up economic activities and to ease out hardships being faced by the people,” the order signed by Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh said.
The government has decided to open service centres of mobiles, watches, consumer electronics and IT related products whereas call centres of private companies are also all set to open.
Shops selling capital goods, heavy machinery, generators, IT hardware, telecom products, electrical products, consumer electronics, automobile, cycle, tractors, auto accessories, spectacles and watches and jewellery shops will also open along with kitchenware and furniture.
The government has also allowed the opening of garage and motor workshops in urban areas while restaurants will also open but they would only provide home delivery and take away of food items.
In a major respite inter-district plying of public transport by autorickshaw, tempos and e-rickshaw have been also permitted. However, the order shall remain in force for a period till June 30 only.