NEW DELHI: No additional licence is required for shops and factories and online services associated with producing and delivering essential goods to be operational during the national lockdown, said Arvind Kejriwal the current Delhi CM. He also said that these outlets can be operational for 24 hours throughout the week.
CM of the country's capital said that Delhi based e-commerce companies shall face no restrictions while delivering essential goods at people's homes.
While at a media event, Kejriwal also mentioned that individuals carrying essential items will be permitted to travel without an e pass by the Delhi Police.
He said, "Online service providers/e-retailers delivering essential services and goods to be allowed. All essential services shops can remain open 24 hours so that there is no rush of people." He also mentioned that a meeting has been held with the Delhi Police officials to discuss the matters.
He revealed that all the ACPs (Assistant Commissioners of Police) have been allotted the responsibility to ensure that all the utility and grocery stores should remain operational.
"There will be no restriction on e-commerce companies providing essential services. We have also formulated a plan by which we can check if the essential service providers are working at the ground and if they have enough stock or not," he added.
Kejriwal also requested the individuals to stay home and addressed the situation of many individuals breaking curfew, "Most of the people are following the instructions and staying indoors, but we have some cases of violations of the lockdown orders. I will request every resident of Delhi to follow the lockdown order."
He concluded by saying, "Also, people engaged in the supply and distribution of five basic essential items like milk, vegetables, ration shops, chemists and pharmacists. The helpline number for this is 1031. You can call the helpline number, intimate the authorities regarding the essential services you are engaged in, and you will be issued the e-pass."