Markets of Meerut, Baghpat witness heavy rush in curfew
Meerut: Not caring for the surge in Corona cases resulting in implementation of curfew all over the state, residents in large numbers were seen in markets of Baghpat, Meerut and surrounding districts.
The district administration has fixed opening hours of milk, fruit, vegetable and grocer shops for three hours, while the markets saw heavy rush on Friday morning to buy food grains and things of daily need.
The opening hours of the shops are till 11am after which the police had to issue challans against shop owners and get their shops closed.
A convoy of officers including IG, Meerut and SSP, Meerut visited different parts of on Friday afternoon from Begumpul to Hapur Adda, Tejgarhi intersection, etc city and inspected Corona curfew.
Officers took stock of implementation of curfew and movement of people. The police officers in Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur and Baghpat also kept an eye on implementation of Corona curfew.
The DM along with SP distributed masks near Jama Masjid while senior officers visited religious places in city to take stock of lock-down and distributed masks.
To prevent spread of Covid infection and following government's Covid guide line Namaaz was not carried out on streets of the area and instead people chose to offer prayers at home.
Further, despite Corona curfew in Baghpat on Friday, huge crowd was witnessed in markets.
Similar situation was seen in different parts of Saharanpur on Friday. Due to not following of rules including wearing of mask, maintaining social distance, etc in markets the risk of spreading of infection was constantly increasing.