Government of Karnataka notifies various restrictions till April 01, 2020 during lockdown

Mar 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Government of Karnataka on March 23, 2020, notifies that various restrictions will be imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of the revenue districts of Bangalore Urban including BBMP area, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburagi, Chikkaballapur, Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi from March 23, 2020 (00.00 hrs) to April 01, 2020 (00.00 hrs):

a) All shops, commercial establishments, Offices, workshops, godowns will close their operations subject to the exceptions mentioned below.

b) All industries and factories except those those dealing with essential goods and services, food, medical equipment, drugs, fuel, agricultural inputs etc, will remain closed. They are advised to sanction paid leave on these days to the remaining workers.

c) All foreign returnees will remain in strict home quarantine. Violation of home quarantine will entail penal action and shift to Government quarantine.

d) All gatherings more than 5 persons will be prohibited in public places.

e) All prayers gatherings and festival gatherings of all religious will be stopped.

f) All Information technology and Bio-Technology units will ensure work from home except where it is not feasible to do so.

g) All passenger transport services of Road Transport Corporations and Private Operations will be stopped.

h) Plying of private vehicles will be permitted only for procuring essential commodities and exceptions permitted in this order.

i) All Ola, Uber, taxis, autorikshaws and other hired services will not be permitted for passenger transport except for procuring essential commodities and medical emergencies.

j) All Government offices dealing with non-essential services as notified by the Government will remain closed.

k) State borders with other neighbouring States will remain closed for inbound passenger movement except in cases of medical emergencies and unavoidable circumstances.

l) The restrictions imposed by earlier orders will continue in force to the extent they are not modified by this order.

However, the following goods and services providing essential services will be excluded from the operation of the above restrictions:

a. Food, ration shops, milk, vegetables, groceries, meat, fish, fruit, wholesale and retail markets and shops.

b. Petrol Pumps, gas, LPG, oil agencies and related godowns.

c. Transport of all goods.

d. Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies, optical stores, diagnostic centres and other health and medical related shops, establishments, godowns, factories.

e. Police and Fire services

f. ULBs and Panchayati raj institutions offices, postal services.

g. Government offices dealing with essential services as notified by Government.

h. Electricity, Water and Municipal services

i. Bank teller services, ATMs, Telecom, internet, cable services 

j. E Commerce/home delivery of goods and services

k. Take away/home delivery from the restaurants

l. Canteen services provided by Government and Local Bodies

m. Print and electronic media

n. Security services including private security services.

o. Drinking water production, supply and distribution in bulk and in containers.

p. Bus Stations, Railway Station, Airports and allied services.

q. Transport of passengers to and from Hospitals, railway stations, bus stations, Airports.

r. Private establishments required for efforts to contain COVID-19 including for production of drugs, masks, PPE etc.

s. Production and manufacturing units which are in continuous process mode. 

Any person, institution, organization violating any provisions of these regulations shall be proceeded against by the competent authorities empowered under the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Disaster Management Act, India Penal Code and other relevant Codes and Acts.

[Order No HFW 54 CGM 2020]


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