- Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government has received over five lakh suggestions
- Public transports should ‘gradually’ start in the fourth phase of lockdown, suggests citizens of Delhi
New Delhi, May 14 : Warning that the coming time will be difficult for the city and its people, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he received more than five lakh suggestions for the relaxations in lockdown 4.0, to be implemented from next week.
From opening up Delhi Metro to keeping schools and colleges shut — Delhiites made several suggestions on restrictions during the fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown. “Most of the people suggested that we continue with closure of schools, colleges and educational institutions,” Kejriwal added.
Majority people also said that hotels should stay closed, however restaurants should be opened for take-away and home delivery. The barber shops, saloons, spa, cinema halls to remain shut.
The state government should take strict action against those who do not wear masks in public places, the people of Delhi urged Kejriwal. Social distancing norms must be followed to mitigate the virus spread.
Most of the people in the national capital want parks to remain open for morning walks.
Public transports should “gradually” start in the fourth phase of lockdown. “Majority of people are in favour of resumption of bus services, but with strict social distancing norms in place,” Delhi chief minister added. People also want Delhi Metro to start functioning with some some restrictions.
Majority market associations want Delhi government to open markets and market complexes during the fourth phase of lockdown. They proposed the state government to follow “odd-even” rules for shops in the market complexes. Malls can also be functional in the next phase of lockdown with limited number of shops, the people of Delhi urged chief minister. There should not be any relaxations in the containment zones.
Kejriwal said that state government will meet with the Delhi Lieutenant Government this evening and give him a round-up of the suggestions to be passed on to the centre. The final decision will be taken by the Centre.
Delhi recorded nearly 8,000 coronavirus cases. The death toll rose to 106. As many as 2,858 people were recovered from the disease. Kejriwal urged citizens to strictly adhere to social distancing norms. Masks are mandatory to avoid the further spread of the virus. People should take care of elderly people, pregnant women and those with comorbidity as they are more prone to COVID-19 infections.