Strict Lockdown in Rajasthan from 10 May: what’s Open and what’s Closed

With the rapid increase in coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, the state government has declared a complete lockdown from Monday, May 10, 5:00 am till Monday, May 24, 5:00 am.

Under the restrictions, all activities, including wedding ceremonies, have been completely banned in the state. Only essential and emergency services will continue to operate.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the imposition of complete lockdown in Rajasthan, after the meeting with the Council of Ministers on Thursday evening.

Here is a list of what’s allowed, what’s not during the lockdown in Rajasthan.

Marriage ceremonies banned completely till 31st May

  • Marriage functions have been completely banned and will be allowed only after May 31.
  • Marriage gardens, banquet halls and hotels will be closed for wedding events.
  • The advance booking amount given to marriage gardens, bands etc. will be either returned or adjusted later.
  • Weddings to be in form of court marriage or organized at home, however, be allowed in the presence of a maximum of 11 people.
  • Any type of ceremony, DJ, procession, party, etc. will not be allowed till 31 May.
  • Permission for marriage has to be intimated via the web portal ( – e-Intimation:MARRIAGE)
  • Even for the in-home weddings, no band, or entertainment, caterers or tent house-related personnel shall be allowed.
  • Home delivery of any type of goods related to tent house, caterers will NOT be allowed.
  • No bus-jeep/auto/tempo/tractors etc. to be allowed for Baraat Procession.
  • No mass gatherings or feasts to be organized.

Everything except emergency services will be closed

  • Only shops dealing with essential products and services will remain open during the period.
  • All private offices and commercial establishments will remain shut during the lockdown.
  • All MGNREGA works will be restricted during the period.
  • All Places of worship will be closed during the lockdown.
  • To prevent the migration of workers, factories and special buses will be operated for the workers of factories/construction sites.
  • Shops that have been permitted to open as per the earlier guidelines will continue to open.

Private and public transport will remain closed

  • Movement of both private or public transport will be prohibited except for emergency vehicles.
  • Inter and intra-state movement of goods and commodities will be permitted.
  • All intra-state travels or travel between districts, cities and villages will be prohibited.
  • Dedicated personnel for loading/unloading of heavy goods will be permitted.
  • Anyone arriving from outside the state will need to provide the latest RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.
  • Anyone who fails to produce the documents required will be quarantined for 15 days.
  • Roadways bus services to remain closed till 24th.

Fruits-vegetables, dairy and Kirana stores will open as earlier

  • Fruit-vegetable carts (thela) will be allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Grocery and food items shops will open from 6 am to 11 am.
  • Liquor shops will also be open from Monday to Friday from 6 am to 11 am as before.

More Restrictions/Allowances:

  • Industries or units associated with construction will be allowed to avoid the movement of migrant labour from their locations. Associated units to issue ID cards for them.
  • If the above units are running special buses, they will have to present bus details and details of the driver attested by the authorized signatory of the company, to the District Magistrate.

What’s Open?

  • Those who are travelling will have to show their tickets to be allowed to go to or come home from railway stations, metro stations and airports.
  • Medical services for pregnant women and patients, private hospitals, laboratories, and their associated personnel (with ID cards) will be exempted from the purview of the restrictions.
  • Those who have registered for Covid-19 vaccination will be allowed to travel to vaccination centres but with registration-related documents and ID cards.
  • Newspapers can be distributed between 4 am and 8 am while those working with electronic and print media can move with ID cards.
  • Banks, insurance services will be allowed to operate from 10 am to 2 pm only.
  • LPG, CNG, petrol pumps, gas outlets will be open for private vehicles from 7 am to 12 noon.

Shops selling construction material to remain closed. However, they can dispatch the goods if orders are taken via phone.

The medical departments will issue separate guidelines regarding attendants caring for hospitalized Covid-19 patients.

Many restrictions were already in force in the state under ‘Red Alert Jan Anushasan Pakhwada‘ or ‘Red Alert Public Discipline Fortnight‘ which have been made stringent on the basis of the suggestions given by the Council of Ministers during the meeting.

All the other instructions not specified here shall be followed as per the guidelines issued on 30 April 2021.


Last updated on: 10 May 2021