Delhi Unlock Guidelines: The national capital is now seeing a more relaxed state of functioning as markets, malls, and metros start to open up.
On June 5, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government announced that the current restrictions imposed in Delhi will be relaxed. The government came to this decision after the state became better in terms of infection rates and new cases.
The current curfew imposed was however extended for one more week as the situation is still ‘precarious’. But the Delhi government allowed the re-opening of more activities in a phased manner from June 7.
दिल्लीवासियों की मेहनत और अनुशासन की वजह से अब दिल्ली में स्थिति बेहतर हुई है लिहाज़ा अब धीरे-धीरे लॉकडाउन में छूट देते हुए अर्थव्यवस्था को खोलने का वक्त आ गया है। कुछ गतिविधियां खोली जा रही हैं लेकिन हमें पूरी सावधानी के साथ कोरोना से बचने के नियमों का पालन भी करते रहना है। pic.twitter.com/E7VHlfK4UM
— CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) June 5, 2021
Delhi Unlock: What’s Open?
Markets, malls, and offices in Delhi have been allowed to re-open. These institutions are getting reopened after being shut for more than a month.
All private offices are also allowed to operate with 50 percent capacity between 9 am and 5 pm. However, Kejriwal added that all those who can continue to work from home should continue that way.
Different standalone and neighbourhood shops including liquor shops are to be opened. According to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, markets are reported to be reopened on an odd-even basis in order to take all precautions against COVID-19.
Metro stations will also resume operations after it was halted on May 10. However, metros will function with only 50 percent seating capacity. No standing travel for commuters will be allowed.
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) June 5, 2021
What Remains Closed?
Cinemas, theatres, bars, gyms, spas, barber shops, and beauty salons are to be closed.
Restaurants, except for home delivery and take away are also to remain closed. Weekly markets will not be held for the time being.
* Markets and malls to reopen from 7th June betn 10 am and 8 pm, to follow odd even formula. However, stand alone shops and those dealing with essential services will be exempt
* @OfficialDMRC to resume services with 50 % capacity Del CM @ArvindKejriwal
— Rupashree Nanda (@rupashreenanda) June 5, 2021
Atul Bhargav, the President of New Delhi Traders Association said that all arrangements were in place to ensure COVID appropriate behaviour. Bhargav is a representative of the shop owners in Connaught Place.