Tribune News Service
Punjab, March 28
Despite the curfew, the residents in Amritsar were seen stepping out on Saturday. The grocery stores and diaries were open from 6 am to 9 am in most areas.
Even Bathinda witnessed a large crowd on the roads. Moreover, all shops remained closed, but some provision and kiryana stores were seen selling items through the backdoor of their shops.
The movement of residents started early morning. However, there was no official relaxation on the curfew, but residents found out that police started patrolling around 9:00 am, so they stepped out to buy essential items.
The flour mills and medical stores were open with the official orders of Deputy Commissioner.
The relaxation by the administration to buy medicines brought respite to a large section of the society.
The door-to-door delivery of essential commodities such as milk, vegetables, and poultry products is now operational in most areas of the city.
DC announced the relaxation for shopkeepers and traders, who deal with agriculture, ration and food products. The movement on the roads have increased as people have got curfew passes for volunteer services.
The SGPC, MC, NGOs and other social groups have been distributing food in the slums.
The city witnessed a large crowd on the streets in the morning. Despite no curfew relaxation, the people stepped out to purchase essential items.
Even the supply of vegetables, fruits and milk started by district administration also delivered smoothly to most of the areas.
While chemist shops, who got a permit from the district administration, remained open from 5 am to 7 am. Most stores have gone out of stock as residents have been bulk purchasing.
The migrant's labourer is been provided with ration by the district administration.
SAD leaders have been alleging that they have not been given a pass to help the poor people in their areas.
Former SAD councilor, Gursewak Singh Mann, has posted on his Facebook account that the administration should give him a pass, and then “if anybody remains hungry in his ward, then they can register a case against him”.
Shops remained open in the city for home deliveries. However, the telephonic rush in all shops was quite heavy.
Meanwhile, the administration has started door-to-door deliveries of groceries, veggies, and medicines.