Tribune News Service
Bathinda, March 27
Amid the statewide curfew, the district administration has supplied 19,000 cylinders on the doorstep of the district residents in the past two days. While 9,000 cylinders were supplied on Thursday, 10,000 cylinders were delivered on Friday. From Saturday, the administration would supply 10,000 LPG cylinders on a daily basis, officials of the administration said.
The administration has also started an online facility to apply for e-passes, published helpline for home delivery of essential items and pressed 24 mobile vans into service to deliver medicines.
The officials said there was sufficient stock of rice and wheat at godowns in the district and residents need not worry about the shortage of grains. People must not hoard items as this could lead to scarcity of items, they said.
The district administration has allowed two more milk supplying companies to supply milk to residents. Apart from them, milkmen have also started their operations. Residents facing issues in getting milk at their homes can on Verka’s helpline numbers — 7986374065, 9781800354, 9878324019 and 8591504838.
The officials said 90 tractor-trailers were supplying 1,000 quintals of vegetables on a daily basis. Ten helpline numbers have been set up where those facing any trouble in getting vegetables supply or wanting to give suggestion can contact, they said.
Sanitisation drive on
MC Commissioner Bikramjit Singh Shergill said: “We are spraying sodium hypochlorite in the city. We have appointed an in-charge for every area for the work and residents can contact on the given 10 helpline numbers for the service.” There is no relaxation in the curfew and residents must also abstain from panic-buying, said officials of the administration.
900 calls during peak hours
The district control room (with phone No. 0164-2241290) for helping residents during the curfew is getting over 900 calls during peak hours on a daily basis. Apart from this, residents have sent 2,800 emails on email@example.com, out of which 1,700 emails have been responded so far. As many as 200 passes have been issued for medical emergencies.
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