According to the spokesman of the Labour Department, all shops and malls, barring medical shops, will open between 11 AM to 7 PM. The timing of restaurants and food joints in the state have also been changed. They will now remain open between 11 AM and 10 PM.
Officials said that the order had been necessitated by the sharp 2,500MW electricity shortfall in the state.
The order will be in force for 15 days.