Curfew hours in Haryana extended from today, shops to close by 6pm
Faridabad : All commercial shops in Haryana, excluding the ones with essential comodities, will remain closed from 6pm to 5am from today onwards.
The state has also banned non-essential gatherings till further notice.
“All shops will remain closed from 6pm onward in Haryana from tomorrow (Friday), all non-essential gatherings are banned, anybody holding any function within the prescribed limit will have to seek permission from concerned SDM (sub-divisional magistrate),” Vij, who also holds the home portfolio, said in a tweet.
Haryana Chief Minister, however, clarified that standalone shops in less crowded areas will be exempted from the new timings.
Haryana had recently capped the number of attendees at indoor events to 50 and in open spaces to 200 and imposed night curfew from 10pm to 5am.
Anil Vij told Times Of India that the decision to change timings has been taken to keep people indoors.
“The night curfew is already in place but people still go out in the evenings as the markets are open. The closure of shops in the evening will discourage people from venturing out.”