- A total of 2033 people have been found corona infected in Punjab so far. 39 dead, including 2 outsiders
- Announcement to end curfew from Monday, lockdown will remain in place till May 31
May 17, 2020, 12:08 PM IST
A total of 2033 people have been found corona infected in Punjab so far. 39 including 2 outsiders have died, while 1500 have been cured. On the other hand, Sunday is the 14th and last day of the nationwide lockdown of the third phase to deal with these situations. New guidelines will be implemented in the country from Monday, whereas in Punjab, instead of curfew, now there will be a lockdown situation. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has clarified the situation that the lockdown will continue in the state till May 31. Where are the circumstances at the moment…
First train left for Muzaffarpur with 1200 workers
The first train from Jalandhar City railway station carrying 1200 people has left for Muzaffarpur at 10 am Sunday. Apart from this, 4800 more workers are to be sent in 4 more trains from the area today. Trains will also leave for Barkakana at 2 pm, Sultanpur at 5 pm, Faizabad at 7:30 pm and Jaunpur at 11 pm. The administration has also started speeding up arrangements regarding running of labor trains, but there is still a lot of scope for improving the system. The Jalandhar administration does not have complete control over the situation even after continuously running special labor trains.
Devotees are able to see Shri Lakshmi Narayan and other Deities from two days
On Saturday, the 55th day of curfew in the Amritsar metropolis, the devotees had the pleasure of seeing Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayan and other Deities decorated in the Shree Durgiana Tirtha. The temple doors were opened for devotees with Mangala Aarti at 5:30 in the morning. Shringar at 7:30 pm, Raj Bhog at 12 noon, Raj Bhog Darshan at 12:30 pm, Raj Bhog Aarti was performed at 1 pm. Closed from one to three in the afternoon. The doors were opened at three o'clock. The evening aarti at seven o'clock in the evening, the sleeping aarti at nine o'clock and the doors were closed at nine and a half. The same sequence has started again on Sunday. Following the physical distance from the managers of the Sri Durgiana Committee, devotees are being admitted to the shrine only after scanning and sanitization.
Workers from 10 districts of Ludhiana to Uttar Pradesh will be sent by bus
On Saturday, 7200 workers have been sent from the industrial city of Ludhiana via 6 special trains to their homes. Along with this, the administration has also started preparing to send workers by bus from 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal said that the state government officer of Punjab had suggested this to the Uttar Pradesh government, which has been approved by the government there. Soon buses will be arranged for people belonging to Mathura, Saharanpur, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Buland city, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Hapur to reach their homes by buses. Similar messages will also be sent to the people belonging to these districts.
Apart from common people, farmers also demonstrated in Pathankot for the demands.
Amid curfew in Pathankot's Sujanpur, the common man is worried about his problems. On the one hand, the card holders were upset when they did not get ration, on the other hand the farmers came out on the road with the demands. All India Hindu Suraksha Samiti state chairman Surinder Manhas, Bina Devi Mohalla Fort Sujanpur, Rashmi Galli Ghumayara, Paramjit Kor Mohalla Shahpuri Gate, Suman Devi, Geeta Devi, Narendra Kumar, Kata Devi told that from their depot holders last 6 months The wheat that came was not given to them.
On the other hand, the Jamhuri Kisan Sabha and Kul Hind Kisan Sangharsh Sangal Sangharsh Samiti, under the chairmanship of District Secretary Balwant Singh, demonstrated a fury. Demand raised that 200 per quintal bonus on purchase of crop of farmers, 10000 per month for six months should be given to farmers with less than 10 acres of land. Arrangements should be made for the workers who want to come home. 16 hours of electricity should be provided for health, food, paddy sowing.