Hyderabad: Telangana government has decided to impose 'night curfew' in the state from Tuesday till April 30, 2021. The night curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am beginning today. The order in this regard was issued by Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar.

Hyderabad Metro Rail:

Metro Rail will be operating its last train at 7.45 pm from all terminal stations which will reach the destination stations by about 8.45 pm. The first train service has no change and will continue to start at 06:30 am. "For everyone's safety, passengers are advised to strictly follow the Covid-19 Safety guidelines including social distancing, wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitisation and thermal screening, among others.Passengers are requested to cooperate with security personnel and staff of Hyderabad Metro Rail in their efforts towards keeping their journey safe" officials said.

Things Which are allowed and Prohibited

During the night curfew all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants, etc. shall close at 8.00 PM except hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies, and those dealing with supply of essential services such as the following:

a) Print and electronic media.

b) Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT, and IT-enabled services.

c) Delivery of all goods through e-commerce.

d) Petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum and gas outlets.

e) Power generation, transmission, and distribution.

f) Water supply and sanitation.

g) Cold storage and warehousing services.

h) Private security services.

i) Production units or services which require continuous process.

Movement of all persons shall be prohibited from 9.00 PM onwards except the following categories of persons:

a) Persons engaged in the activities listed above.

b) Officers of Government of India and Government of Telangana including those of urban local bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions on emergency duty on production of valid identity cards.

c) All private medical personnel such as doctors, nursing staff, paramedics and providers of other hospital services, etc. on production of valid identity card.

d) Pregnant women and patients for the purpose of receiving medical care.

e) Persons coming from/going to airports, railway stations, bus stands on the production of a valid ticket.

There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement/transportation of essential and non-essential goods. No separate permission/pass will be required for such movement.

Public transport services including autos and taxis shall be allowed to function within the stipulated time for the transportation of abovementioned categories of people during the period of night curfew.

The above provisions of night curfew shall come into effect immediately and remain in force till 5.00 AM, 1st May 2021.

Any violation of the aforesaid instructions shall result in prosecution under Sections 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Section 188 of IPC as well as other applicable laws.

Theatres

In view of the night curfew, the government has ordered all theatres to shut shop at 8 PM everyday till April 30th.





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