Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured the people that the supply of essential commodities at any cost would not be hampered and said that workers working in shops and employees engaged in other essential services could facilitate their movement in the national capital.
Kejriwal also said that E-passes will be issued immediately for the 21-day lockdown period.
“After PM Modi’s speech, people have started getting lined up at shops for essential services. I have again appealed to people not to panic. I assure everyone that essential There will be no reduction in services,” Kejriwal said at a press conference held after a meeting with Lt Governor Anil Baijal at the LG Secretariat.
Kejriwal said, “We are here to serve you. Shops will remain open. It is our duty to provide vegetables, milk and other things in our areas.”
The essential items mainly include milk, vegetables, ration, medicines and other items of daily necessity as per Delhi CM.
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“Shopkeepers, people engaged in caring for milk, water etc. are providing essential services. Some of them like media, hospital staff will have identity cards. For those who don’t, we will release a helpline by afternoon through which you can reach us and we will then issue passes for those providing essential services,” he said.
“Shopkeepers, and those working in factories that produce milk, masks and sanitizers, will also be provided with e-passes,” he said.
The CM of Delhi further said that the Police Commissioner has introduced a helpline number in his office for those facing any difficulty due to action by the police.
Kejriwal said, “The number is: 23469536. He (Commissioner of Police) has assured prompt action on the complaint.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockout across the country from midnight to combat the spread of coronavirus, it is said that it is the only option to combat the disease, which spreads rapidly.