Tura(Meghalaya), Aug 26: The deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH), Ram Singh, through a new circular had ordered the withdrawal of the odd – even system for the plying of private and public transport vehicles, starting from tomorrow, Aug 27.
The withdrawal of the order comes amidst the lessening of cases of the COVID pandemic in the district, with today seeing only 3 new cases.
In an order today, Aug 26, the DC said, “Based on the present situation in the district, the regulation of private and public transport on odd/even basis will be discontinued starting Aug 27. However all public transport, including maxi cabs and autos are directed to clearly display vaccination status of the driver in the front glass.”
The order further asked all passengers to strictly maintain COVID protocols with eligible ones being asked to get their vaccination jabs at the earliest. The SP and special executive magistrates have been asked to ensure adherence to protocols.
Other districts in Garo Hills too have shown marked improvement which has already led to the weekend lockdowns being curtailed to only Sunday. In terms of numbers, EGH saw 6 new cases while NGH had 2 and SWGH 3 new COVID cases. SGH saw no new infections today.
Garo Hills has begun to see the gradual opening up of the region with most districts allowing business to carry on till 5 PM, while some districts have allowed it up to 6 PM. The administrations however have warned against roaming without masks while also asking everyone to maintain COVID protocols.
Timings for doing business are expected to get further relaxations in the coming days.
Most districts currently have been pushing to get everyone that is eligible for vaccination to get their dose in an effort to ease the burden on health care specialists.