Citizen views on markets shutdown/lockdown in Delhi
Many of you have been actively raising concerns related to Covid-19 management in Delhi, especially since mid October with increased people movement in markets for festive shopping and then festive socialising. With 4 times daily caseload of what it was in early October, the Delhi Covid ICU bed shortage is real and something must be done to address the situation. Below is the link to the survey results on Delhi markets shutdown/lockdown so the chain of spread can be broken Post Festival Markets Shutdown/Lockdown Survey
The survey suggests that markets shutdown or a lockdown for 3 weeks may be needed to break the chain of spread. While this will create short term economic disruption but we are at a junction where we can't afford people suffering because of lack of healthcare facilities in the capital of India. We will be escalating the same via media and to the Government for their consideration. Do share your inputs! more
Lockdown had meant school shutdown. Realising that many were dependant on the schools' mid-day meals, needed the nutritional food the Delhi government has started providing rations to compensation the respective students thus deprived. Shutdown has been hailed by the affluent, but hail government's sensitive towards the needy. more
Talking of Covid precautions, I am 78 years old and went today with an online appointment to Sarai Kale Khan RTO for renewal of my driving licence. I reached at 9.45 am as per the allotted time. It’s difficult to believe but the office hall was full, with hundreds of people in snake-like lines at every counter. Several had no masks, or masks below their noses. None of the government officials present showed any concern. It was life as usual. Despite frequent exhortations by the CM to maintain social distancing and masking, his own departments show total disdain. Why consider shutting markets ; consider shutting this RTO.
I could not risk myself in this environment, so hurried out. I’ll have to apply afresh. I hope my next experience is not as bad.
Arun Seth more
Now lockdown is not the solution. Every one should understand that taking safety is must. Closing market will only bring commercial problems. Everyone has the right to live Some are getting salary sitting at home.it is there luck, but think of those who are dependent on shop only..So keep proper precautions so that such outbreaks are controlled timely. more
instead of lockdown the office to be worked on odd/even basis on alternate days. The rotation of market will lead to more rush, either to close or the market to be open on the product category such as on Monday Grain Market Tuesday Ghee market Wednesday Cloth market in the whole sale market and even on the large commercial market more
Many companies are following alternate days I believe more
We in this circle along with some wise experts are begging since some days now already for the lockdown to be put into effect immediately however the government seems to be still waiting and hoping for some other miracle to happen ... They lack farsight and foresight. more