What will open and what will be closed during lockdown? Check complete list

Things open during lockdown

Yesterday (01st May 2020) Ministry of Home Affairs has released new guidelines as lockdown 2.0 will end tomorrow. The lockdown 3.0 will be started from May 4 to May 17, 2020. The decision to extend the lockdown was taken by the Central Government. However, this is a good decision taken by the Modi Government because over 35,000 people are infected in India. However, in lockdown 3.0 guidelines are different for every zone i.e, Red, Orange, and Green zones. In this article, we are going to share the list of things open during the lockdown and what will be closed.

As we all know during the novel coronavirus Covid-19 there is a lockdown in the country since 23 March, this was Extended from 15 April till 3 May and on 1st May ministry of home affairs again extended it to 17 May. But this time the areas were divided into 3 different zones Red, Orange, and Green, where Red is the most unsafe zone in all these three, and green is a Safe zone where not a single Corona patient has been found during this epidemic. Some Relextations are given according to zones. Read this Article to get the whole information.

What will remain close in India after 3 May?

As per the notice from the central ministry some of the activities in-country are strictly prohibited. The list of activities prohibited after 3 May:

Large Social GatheringsAll social, political & religious gatherings
Hospitality SectorAll hotels, restaurants, malls, cinema halls, gyms, and sports complexes
Educational InstitutionsAll schools, colleges, tuition classes, and others
TravelAir, Rail, Metro, & inter-state movement by road
Non-essential activitiesFrom 7 PM to 7 AM, movement of people strictly prohibited

What will open during the lockdown in India in  Red and Orange Zones?

Strict restrictions will be imposed in Red Zones, the most unsafe zone. Therefore, following is the list of things that will remain open during the lockdown after 3 May:

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NGOsWomen, Senior Citizens, widows & Anganwadis, Homes for children
Construction activities in urban areasconstruction activities in rural areas

On-site construction projects having workers available on site and construction of renewable energy projects

Movement of PeopleMovement of individuals & vehicles only for permitted activities with a maximum of 3 persons in a four-wheeler including driver and 2 persons are allowed including a rider on a two-wheeler
Private Officesmaximum of 33% of staff can be used as per requirement
Single Shopsshops of Colony, essential & non-essential goods-shops in residential complexes in the urban-areas
Fishing/aquaculture industryOperations of the fishing industry, feed plants, commercial aquaria, transport of fish products, fish feed
Call CentresData and call centers for Government activities
Industrial establishments
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Export Oriented Units
  • Industrial Estates
  • Industrial townships allowed to operate with access control
Truck repairsHighway’s Truck repairing shops
StorageCold storage and warehousing services
SecuritySecurity services by Private establishments
Utilities Power Transmission, Generation & Distribution Units
E-Commerce (Online Shopping)
Essential goods delivery
Fuel Stationsfuel stations & storage outlets.
Capital MarketThe Capital and debt market services notified by SEBI.
HospitalityHotels-motels, homestays accommodating tourists, lodges, medical-emergency staff, air, and sea crew.
Medical Sections
Hospitals, Veterinary Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, manufacturing and distribution units, dispensaries, chemist, medical equipment shops, laboratories, Pharmaceutical research labs.
BroadcastingTelecommunications, broadcasting, and cable services. Internet services, IT and IT-enabled Services
Financial InstitutionsBanks, insurance offices, ATMs, Banking Correspondent, ATM operation & cash management agencies.
ShopsRation shops (PDS), Shops providing items like groceries, food, dairy, meat and fish, animal fodder, fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides.

Orange Zones

Taxis & Cabs is allowed but only with 1 driver and 1 passenger in a single-car. Also, inter-district vehicles & individuals movement for permitted activities. Therefore, please follow all the guidelines issued by MHA.

Also Read: How farmers can book Tractor online to sell crops

What is prohibited in Red Zones?

  • All the non-essential goods shops are not allowed to run in malls, markets, and complexes
  • Taxis and Cabs
  • Cycle rickshaws and auto richshaws
  • Buses
  • Saloon and spas

Things open during lockdown in India

All those activities which are not prohibited are permitted. Also, the movement of goods traffic is allowed. But you need to take proper measures. Even, stand-alone liquor and tobacco shops will be open in green and oranges zones. However, in the red zones they will open too, but outside hotspots. Check things open in lockdown in the above mentioned list.

Don’t violate any rule and follow all the guidelines else you will be penalized. Otherwise, the penalty will be based on two sections i.e, Section 51 – Section 60 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and legal action will be taken under Section 188 of IPC. So make sure that you will follow all the guidelines.

Also See: How to earn money during the lockdown

What will open in Green Zones during lockdown 3.0?

3 May onwards all the activities will be permitted except for prohibited activities. And, buses will be operated in Green Zones, but only with 50% maximum seating capacity.

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