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The Kamrup Metro district administration has declared dry days from December 16 to 17 and on December 19 (day of counting of votes) in view of the Tiwa Autonomous Council elections.
Dry days have been declared on the stretch from Khanapara Flyover here to Khetri and from Panikhaiti Railway crossing to Morigaon district border under Kamrup (Metro) district of Assam.
“Possession/distribution /sale of liquor is completely prohibited during this period. All wholesale/bonded warehouses, IMFL retail ‘OFF’ and ‘ON’ shops including Club ‘ON’, Hotel ‘ON’ and country spirit shops located in the stretches (where dry days have been declared) will remain closed during the period,” an order stated.
Any violation of the order will be dealt with stringent action as per law, it added.
Elections to the general council - Tiwa Autonomous Council across 36 constituencies in parts of Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon and Hojai districts, are scheduled on December 17.
Meanwhile, a paid holiday has been declared in the areas under the jurisdiction of Tiwa Autonomous Council on polling day (December 17) to enable workers/employees to cast their votes.