Assam (SunstarTV Bureau): State government orders closure of all ‘Hookah Bars’ in Guwahati with immediate effect.
The government also stated that no further applications for renewal or issuance of trade licenses for ‘Hookah Bars’ will be entertained by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
The official notice was issued by the commissioner of GMC on December 18.
The official notification read, “It is for information to all concerned who are running the trade of Hookah Bar under the jurisdiction of Guwahati Municipal Corporation that vide order no. GDD.233/2020/16 dated 19th Oct 2020, Govt. of Assam through has notified for the closure of all the trades in respect of Hookah Bar operating within the city of Guwahati.”
“Accordingly, in pursuance to the said notification of Govt. of Assam, no further renewal/issuance of trade license for Hookah Bar will be entertained by Guwahati Municipal Corporation for which the said activities are to close within a period of 7 days from the date of issuance of this notice,” the notification further added.