Chandigarh Administrator reviews arrangements in the City
Chandigarh, March 24 (Kuldeep Singh Chawla)- The Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh Sh. V.P Singh Badnore presided over a review meeting through video conferencing with all the officers of tricity and reviewed the situation during the curfew period.
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi for such quick action in giving two months ration money to people. The decision was taken by Government of India on the request of Chandigarh Administration after the personal intervention of the Governor himself. The Chandigarh Administration has released the food subsidy for the month of May-2020 along with the subsidy of April-2020 and the same has been credited in the accounts of registered beneficiaries of UT Chandigarh.
He gave directions to the officials to maintain strictness in the during curfew and ensure that there is no unnecessary crowd or congestion anywhere on the streets. He directed the Police authorities to be strictly implement the orders. However, relaxation on case to case basis and on humanitarian grounds is to be given to people for emergency medical work, wherever required.
It was decided that coordination with Mohali and Panchkula authorities has to be maintained so that people coming from inter-state borders to reach or to go out of Chandigarh don’t find it difficult. Further, it was also decided that the authorities of Mohali and Panchkula will respect the Passes and ID’s issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, so that there should be no problems to the personnel including health staff, police, chemists etc and important supply chains are maintained. Similarly, Deputy Commisioner, Chandigarh was also directed to respect the passes issued by the neighbouring Districts i.e Mohali and Panchkula. It was also directed to ensure that the Government employees going for duty to banks, press, or the Government officials of the neighbouring states do not suffer while checking by the police during the curfew period.
Further, The Adviser Sh.Manoj Parida reviewed the availability of Essential items and it was assured that milk supply and newspaper will be provided to each house every morning throughout the Curfew period. It was also decided that in the sector markets the ration store, Fruit & vegetable shop and medical store will be used as points for organizing door to door delivery. In pheriphery areas packed ration, fruit, vegetable etc will be provided door to door at fixed prices.
As regarding the Senior Citizens staying without assistance, provision for Home delivery of medicines has also been ensured. Medicines are available on call (Home Delivery) on these three numbers i.e 9815272650, 9814055034 and 9876537241 from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM. Moreover, the chemist shops in the city have already been allowed to open throughout the curfew .
The video conference was attended by Manoj Parida, Adviser, Arun Gupta, Home Secretary, A K Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sanjay Beniwal, DGP, Municipal Corporation Commissioner, all three Deputy Commissioners and SSPs and other senior officers of the tricity.
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In addition to the sector markets, there is also a plan to open certain outlets in community centers where people can also buy vegetables and other items during the relaxation period. This is to ensure that more outlets are available to public so that there is no overcrowding at one place. Detailed plan regarding the relaxation in curfew in various sectors will be shared shortly by the Administration.