CHANDIGARH: After the imposition of curfew with no relaxations in Punjab and Chandigarh, people are speculating about whether or not they would get their essential supplies.
Even though the supplies were disrupted, for the most part, attempts were being made by district administrations to start deliveries at doorstep, at least in the cities.
Deputy Commissioner in Faridkot allowed the door-to-door supply of the essential commodities by issuing passes to milk and vegetable vendors.
While the Bathinda DC announced there would be no relaxation in the curfew on Tuesday in the district, however, Verka would arrange door-to-door supply of milk in the city.
Entire world is under threat of #Covid19 & we in Punjab are no different. Difficult times call for difficult decisions. Hence for the good of everyone, curfew has been imposed. We have already taken necessary steps to help elderly & underprivileged. All must adhere & cooperate. pic.twitter.com/XFcscRB0rO— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 23, 2020
Moga, Patiala, and Mohali too reported disruption in the supply of newspapers and milk.
As per reports, 12 lakh litres of milk was reported lying at the Mohali Verka milk plant alone for want of pick up.
Officials said relaxation was not being given as people in many parts of the state were not taking the curfew seriously.
It was observed that relaxation for short intervals was resulting in people coming out in large numbers in public places such as parks and markets.
Chandigarh too reported similar disruptions, though newspapers were delivered in some areas.
Newspaper supply in several areas of Amritsar remained affected on Tuesday.