Curfew imposed in Chandigarh from Monday midnight till further orders

Chandigarh lockdown

The Hush Post | 7:16 pm | One-minute read |

Chandigarh administration has imposed a curfew in the city from today midnight. Chandigarh Administrator and Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore ordered curfew in Chandigarh starting w.e.f. midnight of Monday i.e 00:00 Hrs 24th March, 2020 till further orders. With the imposition of curfew all the residents will be required to stay Indoors.  The advisor has given the DGP given strict directions to enforce the curfew without any relaxation whatsoever.

Sh. Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser has stated the individuals engaged in Essential Services including Police, Medical etc will only be allowed curfew passes.  Employees of Punjab, Haryana and Central Government will request for passes through their Chief Secretaries only.  The Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh will decide about the curfew passes. Moreover, the adminstration will give relaxation in curfew hours for purchase of essential items in due course.  The detailed orders are being issued by the Deputy Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh.

The Chandigarh Administration has tied up with States of Punjab and Haryana for continuous supply of Essential commodities. Administration has designated a COVID Place in PGI for exclusively housing Corona patients. Besides, the administration has asked newspaper distributors and hawkers to use protective gears for distribution of newspapers.

RS. 3000 FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

The Administration has also taken up with Government of India for advance payment of ration money of two months under Public Distribution System in Chandigarh.  The Chandigarh Administration has decided to pay Rs.3,000/- to each registered construction worker for loss of their income due to Coronavirus.

Further, a Control Room Number – 112 has been setup for answering the Queries/ Calls made by General Public in Chandigarh. The Control Room will function 24 X 7. The Senior officers of the Administration will be available around the clock and will coordinate with the concerned department to resolve the Queries/ Grievances of the people of Chandigarh.

 

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