Guwahati: With the interest of public safety and security in mind, Kamrup (Metro) district administration has declared the area around Assam Secretariat as a ‘Protected Area.’ This is the second time this year that the area has been demarcated as a protected area with the first one being issued January 7.
Biswajit Pegu, Kamrup (M) DC, in the order, stated that the entry of any unauthorized person in the demarcated areas is not possible. Except for bona fide residents and public servants of the Assam Civil Secretariat and other offices attached are allowed entry.
Additionally, no one is even allowed to pass over or even loiter in an around the scheduled area in the vicinity thereof without any prior permission.
The order is effective from August 25 until any further orders of modification, revocation, cancellation or withdrawal occur. Violation of this order by any person shall be liable to be punished under Sub-Section (5) of Section 8 F of the Act.
The scheduled “Protected area” is covered by the Southern side of the GS Road starting from Ganeshguri Flyover up to Super Market Police Point in the east, 60ft road starting from Super Market Police Point to Last Gate in the South, from East Gate along the R.P. Road up to the entry point ALA in the west and From Ganesh Mandir up to Ganeghguri Chariali from the North.