Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said the question of rollng back the decision to re-open Iewduh market does not arise.
This came after chairman of Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) and Nongkrem legislator Lambor Malngiang has requested the state government to re-consider its decision in view of the COVID-19 situation.
“He (Malngiang) has written to the Chief Minister but the question of rolling back our decision does not arise,” Tynsong told reporters.
He said the decision to re-open the Iewduh market was taken after conducting an inspection on Tuesday.
“The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi HIlls has been asked to workout the modalities for re-opening of the Iewduh market,” he added.
Tynsong also informed that out of 5,000 shops in Iewduh, only 1,222 shops will be allowed to open but on rotational basis.
“Only 30-33 percent of 1,222 shops which means only 400 shops will be allowed to open in day. So we request the MLAs not to get confused as the decision was taken after due consultations,” he added.