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Shops to open on odd-even basis in New Delhi

Shops To Open On Odd-Even Basis In New Delhi

The Delhi government extended lockdown till May 31 and announced the new lockdown guidelines.

While issuing the new guidelines, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that buses will be run with limited passengers.

Here are the highlights:

  • 20 passengers are allowed in buses and they will be screened before boarding. They should have to follow the social distancing norms. The Transport Department will have to implement them at all bus-stops and inside the bus.
  • Auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws have been allowed to run with only one passenger.
  • Pillion rider will not be allowed on two-wheelers. Containment zones are prohibited from any activity.
  • While taxis and cabs can operate with two passengers, maxi cabs can operate with four passengers.
  • Only two passengers have been allowed in private cars.
  • All government and private offices can open full strength. Yet, private offices are encouraged to ensure work from home to the maximum extent.
  • Markets and shopping complexes can open on an odd-even basis. Only shops that sell essential goods are allowed to open daily.
  • Standalone shops and other shops in residential areas have been permitted to open.
  • All shops should strictly enforce social distancing norms. Any shop that violates the norms will be shut down.
  • As prescribed by the Centre, restaurants can operate their kitchens, but for home-delivery. The dining facility is not allowed.
  • Barbershops, spas and salons are not allowed and they shall remain shut. Metro trains will remain closed.
  • Besides, shopping malls, swimming pools, schools and colleges also shall remain shut.
  • Kejriwal said that the Delhi government used the lockdown period to make arrangements to fight against COVID-19.
  • And now it is the time to open the economy. Hence, certain economic activities have been allowed.

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