May 20, 2020, 08:50 AM IST
new Delhi. Life has been seen to be normal in different parts of the country since the lockdown phase-4 was relaxed. When people arrived in Ahmedabad with an appointment at a salon and parlor, people in Delhi were seen shopping for clothes. People are also leaving for office. Similar pictures came from Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from Wednesday morning.
Shops are opening in some areas of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior. According to an estimate, 5000 employees from Bhopal and 3,000 from Mandideep colonies arrived in their offices and factories. Meanwhile, the process of sending the laborers working in the state to their hometowns is also going on. Habibganj witnessed a long line of migrant workers on Tuesday.
Most businesses, including bullion, automobiles, electronics, textiles, closed for 59 days in Jaipur, started on Tuesday. In many showrooms, women were seen liking jewelery. Many customers also reached textile shops. Shopkeepers and customers continued wearing masks. There was a lot of trouble in social distancing at small shops. On Tuesday, many people left for office, causing a jam. Buses, factories have also started with the opening of beauty parlor-salons.
On Wednesday, people are seen leaving for work when the lockdown opens. Shops opened in many areas. App based cab service has started. Five companies of CISF and CRPF have been deployed in Mumbai since Tuesday. On the other hand, the shops of essential commodities in Aurangabad have been allowed to open after 21 May. The administration has set the opening time of shops from 7 am to 1 pm. Shops opened in some areas in Pune as well.
Public transport such as buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are also operating in the capital on Wednesday. Most markets were also opened by the odd-even formula. Businessmen of Connaught Place, Tilak Nagar, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar were seen cleaning the shops. Police are telling people with loud speakers not to let the shops get crowded.
In the state, services have started on bus routes from today. 50% of the passengers are being accommodated in them. Apart from this, work has started in Jalandhar, Punjab, Mohali and other industrial area factories. Work is going on in two shifts here.
The state has extended the lockdown until May 31. Hawkers will be allowed to work in non-containment zones after May 27 in the state. However, it has been approved to open shops in the Green and Orange zones. Garments, stationery and other shops opened in some areas of Kolkata on Tuesday.