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Blockade in India: ground report of several cities | India News


NEW DELHI: As the 21-day blockade entered its second day in India in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, some people complained about the downsides to getting the essentials saying there was not a sufficient supply of food and vegetables at local stores. while others were satisfied with the availability of essentials.

Here is the land report from different cities:

  • Delhi: The Delhi government will allow stores that sell essential items to operate throughout the day so that there is no rush of people and the essential food supply is not interrupted. More street vendors were allowed on the streets, and the number of stores with replenished stocks has improved.
  • Lucknow: Residents of some areas were partially affected by the shortage of food and vegetable products in supermarkets. Citizens alleged that there is great confusion about home delivery of essential items, as the Bigbasket, Grofers and Big Bazaar helplines are not working.
  • Ahmedabad The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to coordinate the purchase of all daily vegetable supplies for the city’s residential companies. Choose a representative from your company who then places bulk orders of 100 kg or more, including all vegetables, for the company with the AMC WhatsApp helpline number 94087-53064. The zonal representative of the civic body will order a vehicle for the bulk purchase of the company from the nearest vegetable market.
  • Mumbai The effect of the confinement was fully visible in Mumbai, with mostly deserted roads, but people were buying essential items. Major business centers and landmarks of the country’s financial capital experienced fewer activities.
  • Chennai People in Chennai were able to get all the essentials, including medicine, milk, vegetables, etc. E-commerce companies have been told that home delivery of essentials like rations and groceries will be allowed if they strictly follow contactless delivery protocols, by Greater Chennai Corporation.
  • Hyderabad The government asked people to maintain social distance while buying vegetables, and warned merchants not to sell vegetables at exorbitant prices. City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and IT and Industries Secretary Telangana Jayesh Ranjan held a meeting with representatives from various companies and formed a Covid-19 cell on the commission to ensure the smooth supply of essential products.
  • Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh: People have complained of having difficulty continuing their daily chores at home and said there was a shortage of stocks of milk, groceries, vegetables, etc. at local stores. Several seniors in Chandigarh complained of having trouble obtaining medications and other essentials.
  • Calcutta Citizens were able to obtain most of the items, as almost all essential stores remain open in the city. People also maintained social distancing while shopping for things in local stores and markets. However, the hours for the vegetable market remain a concern for the locals.
  • Bangalore: People were seen leaving their home just to shop for essential necessities. Some stores saw long lines as people waited for their turn. People were seen following the rules of social distancing in some stores. However, the police had a hard time convincing motorists not to venture out without any specific reason.
  • Noida The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration allowed home delivery services, including those delivering food, medicine and supplies, and street vendors selling fruits and vegetables to operate without a pass.
  • Kohima: The government has issued a directive for grocery store owners to keep their stores open from 10 am to 2 pm daily and fuel pumps to supply fuel on alternate days.
  • Gurugram: All Gurugram police officers were ordered to allow the free movement of the technical hands required for essential services and the maintenance of homes and buildings.
  • Shimla: Residents rushed to stores in large numbers to buy essential items, ignoring social distancing rules in some areas, during the relaxation of the curfew imposed in light of a national blockade.

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