Tura, Jan 12: Kalaichar Border Haat in South West Garo Hills, which was closed in view of the recent pandemic since March last year, has been permitted to reopen from January 13. The permission to reopen the Border Haat was notified by the Deputy Commissioner, South West Garo Hills Ch. Ramakrishna January 11.
Following the permission to reopen, the Border Haat will be open on the Haat days, i.e, Mondays and Wednesdays with conditions that Kalaichar Border Haat Management Committee will ensure strict compliance to the guidelines of Health Protocol issued by Health & Family Welfare Department, Meghalaya, arrange thermal scanner, hand sanitizers/hand wash/soap with water at the entrance during haat days in consultation with the Medical & Health Officer and ensure physical distancing. All vendors/vendees are to wear proper masks during the Haat days without fail.
The notice issued by the DC also states that after every Haat day(s), the entire compound of Kalaichar Border Haat should be disinfected with sodium hypochloride, no visitors are to be allowed unless proper permission is obtained from the competent authority and any untoward incidents during the haat days are to be informed to the Deputy Commissioner without fail.