Indore: In Indore on Wednesday, 10 corona positive patients were detected within 24 hours. The administration has imposed curfew in the city. The shopkeepers also made marks in front of the shops, taking precaution. Some retailers drew the lines at distance of one meter, while some others made circles at equal distances. If the customer does not follow the norm, he/she is not being given the goods. There was a crowd of people at the milk dairies on Thursday morning, but in many places people were seen standing in the circles.
On Thursday morning, such marks were seen in many other areas including Annapurna, Chandan Nagar, Kalani Nagar Jawahar Marg. Along with this, a new arrangement was made to buy goods only while staying in the circle. An appeal was also made to all citizens to join this campaign. For social distancing, shopkeepers have been asked to make such circles in front of every milk shop, vegetable shop, grocery store, bank ATM, medicine shop in their areas. It is necessary to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter.
These services will also continue: Necessary services will continue to operate during the curfew within Indore’s urban limits. Shops of essential items of daily life such as food items, vegetables, bread, grains, milk, dairy, groceries, drinking water, life-saving drugs will be open from seven in the morning to to two in the afternoon. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains has also given free hand to the commissioners and collectors.
Helpline numbers for home delivery: During the curfew, the administration has issued helpline numbers for essential goods like grocery, fruits, vegetables. People can call on these numbers and get goods at nominal delivery charges. For this, they have to call Big Bazaar’s number 7987475845, 7724832430, D Mart’s 7412225900, 6232137272, Metro’s 9522280519, 9179270270, Vishal Mega Mart’s 7217888125, 9926091291, Ondoor’s 7024505050, 7415342047 and Reliance Fresh’s number 7024121403, 7024121753.
Grocery and other food items will be available from 7 am to 2 pm: Government and private hospitals, ambulance service, petrol pumps, medicine shops, manufacturing units of food products, medicines, sanitizers, masks, medical equipment manufacturers and raw materials used in their manufacture will be exempt from this order. Along with this, the media has also been exempted.
Home delivery is being arranged: At the same time, ADM BBS Tomar has met and directed the wholesale grocery traders to take orders online or over the phone and supply the goods to the retailers and the retailers have also been asked to display the mobile numbers at his shop and tell the customers to place an order at these numbers for home delivery.