Bhubaneswar: Shops in market complexes are prohibited to open during COVID19 Lockdown. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary says a market complex is defined by 5 or more shops in a building. Offices in Bhubaneswar can function with 30% staff. This is an evolving situation. Don’t panic says BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary .
No restrictions for standalone shops selling essential items in BMC area. However, restrictions remain on shops in market complexes says BMC Commissioner . 5 or more people are not allowed at a same time inside a shop. Make masks mandatory for employees says BMC Commissioner to shop owners . Trade license can be used as movement pass. It is the responsibility of shop owners to ensure 50 % staff capacity. Category of shops is not important. It should be a standalone shop to remain open says BMC Commissioner .