Gangtok: The Sikkim govt has recently announced that it will open its doors for the tourists from October 10. Reportedly, the Sikkim government has allowed hotels, homestays, and all tourism-related services to resume operations.
As per Travel Daily Media, an order was signed by Ravindra Telang who’s the principal secretary of home in Sikkim in which it was mentioned that the state is ready to allow interstate travel from October 1.
The order read, “It has been decided to allow the free interstate movement of people without any requirement of registration with effect from 1 October and also permit hotels, homestays, and other tourism-related services to operate from 10 October.”
Additionally, the Sikkim border with West Bengal will also open its border for unrestricted road travel from October 1. The state will soon issue SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) for hotels and the tourism sector.
The tiny Himalayan state had imposed the odd-even aka road rationing rule, by limiting the cars on road as per the last digits of the registration number, in order to reduce movement amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the same rule which was implemented in New Delhi to curb air pollution.