Jammu Kashmir government is all set to extend the lockdown in the Valley for at least 30 more days with modified guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sources told Rising Kashmir that the new guidelines have been formulated and would be put into public domain by Sunday evening.
"There will be more relaxations in the next lockdown in comparison to the previous ones. The administration has decided to revive the economic activities after May 31 in most parts of the region," the sources said.
They said, in a discussion with Government of India (GoI), the administration in their recommendations said that they want greater economic activity in the fifth phase of the lockdown.
The fourth phase of the lockdown ended on May 31.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a meeting on Friday said the administration was looking to permit more sectors to operate after the end of the current phase of the lockdown enforced in the district and elsewhere in J&K.
The Srinagar district administration Wednesday eased restrictions in at least 13 containment zones by removing barricades on lanes and roads to facilitate the smooth movement of people and emergency cases.
The areas where perimeter restrictions have been removed include erstwhile Red Zones Khayam, Natipora, Chattabal, Jawahar Nagar, Hakah Bazar Hawal, Alamdar Colony, Boatman Colony Bemina, Ahmed Nagar, Tengpora Byepass, Watal Kadal, Takanwari, Brein Nishat and Goripora.
The district continues to have 23 Containment (Red) Zones.
The district administration last month constituted 25 Zonal Committees to ensure uninterrupted essential services and supplies in Red Zones.
Several officers were stationed locally to oversee local issues.
Locals were also actively involved in several areas for implementation of Containment Zone guidelines notified by the administration.