Chandigarh relaxes timings for home delivery of food

Permits it till midnight; no fresh curbs

Chandigarh relaxes timings for home delivery of food

Illustration: Sandeep Joshi

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 13

Not in favour of imposing strict restrictions, the UT Administration has decided to relax the timings for home delivery of food.

The decision was taken at a review meeting, presided over by UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit here today.

A consensus emerged at the meeting that hotels, restaurants, café, coffee shops and eating places would be allowed to function up to 10 pm. However, kitchens of these premises will be allowed to remain open up to 11 pm and no home delivery will be allowed after midnight.

It was also decided that persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees in government offices in Chandigarh will be exempted from attending office but they were required to work from home. To prevent overcrowding, it was decided that public transport, including bus, taxis and auto-rickshaw, will run only with their permitted seating capacity. In case of violations, strict action under appropriate law will be taken against the violator.

These orders will come into force from January 14 and will be applicable until further orders.

Appreciating efforts of the UT Administration to arrest the spread of Covid by increasing the testing three-fold, taking the testing figures to 5,000 a day as against 1,200 to 1,500 a day, Purohit hoped that the early detection followed by quick isolation would help in checking the spread of the virus.

Ordering strict enforcement of the Covid guidelines/restrictions, Purohit said intensive containment and active surveillance should continue, unabated. He said it had been brought to his notice that the Covid protocol was being violated in certain markets/mandis. He asked the DGP to intensity challaning and enforce strict Covid protocol in the city. Making an appeal to the public, Purohit said as of now, the common public perception was that the Covid infection in the ongoing wave was mild. He said the lesson learnt from the past experience was that the Covid scenario was fluid, it was dynamic and kept evolving. “So, we should not lower our guard,” reiterated Purohit.

Eateries allowed to function till 10 pm

  • Hotels, restaurants, café, coffee shops and eating places allowed to function up to 10 pm. Kitchens of these premises to remain open up to 11 pm and no home delivery to be allowed after midnight.
  • Persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees in government offices will be exempted from attending office, but are required to work from home.
  • Public transport such as buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws will run only with their permitted seating capacity.

Home delivery till 10 pm in Mohali

Mohali: The administration on Thursday ordered that home delivery would be allowed till 10 pm on all days. The orders would remain in force till January 15. All earlier Covid-related orders would continue in the same manner to ensure their compliance. TNS

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