Bhopal coronavirus outbreak live/ Streets deserted after police act tough, devotees did not reach temples on first day of Chaitra Navratri

Bhopal: On Wednesday, the second day of the curfew, the streets of the city were deserted since morning due to the strictness of the police.

On the first day of Chaitra Navratri, the devotees did not reach the temples for darshan and worship of Ma Durga. In most of the Devi temples in the city, the doors were closed after the early installation.

Vegetable vendors in Punjabi Bagh area in Bhopal.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the country on Wednesday night, there was a sudden rush in the market. After this, the state government said – there will be no shortage of essential goods. However, the shops were still crowded. People entered the markets without observing any precautions.

The largest crowd was seen in the markets of old Bhopal. The district administration has said that along with medical shops, grocery shops will also be opened from Wednesday. Therefore, there is no need to panic. Home delivery of groceries can also begin in the next two-three days.

Devotees face problems: Chaitra Navratra has started on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening, people faced trouble as the shops selling worship material did not open. Some businessmen supplied pooja material from home. However, in some shops, shopkeepers continued to sell goods by opening half shutters. The worship shops opened on Wednesday morning.

Police and administrative officials, including DIG city Irshad Wali and Collector Tarun Pithode, met at night to ensure supply of daily items and prevent black marketing during lockdown and curfew in the city.

Instructions have been given that there should not be any kind of black marketing in the city, there should not be any kind of dispute. Start home delivery by taking orders over the phone as needed. Do not allow people to gather in large numbers. Follow all the guidelines of the government compulsorily.

Contact these numbers to get a pass: The district administration has made arrangements for people going out of work. Those who need a pass can contact at 7049106300, 9425860489, 8602744849, 7049105241.