Don’t do panic buying, there will be no shortage of essential services: Delhi CM Kejriwal

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On Wednesday, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at LG Secretariat.

The chief minister appealed to Delhiites to not do panic buying, assuring no shortage of essential services. “There is no need to panic. After PM Modi’s speech, yesterday people started lining up at shops for essential services. I again appeal to people to not do panic buying, I assure everyone that there will be no shortage of essential services,” the CM said.

Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor assured minimum inconvenience to the public, saying, “While we would ensure effective implementation of the lockdown, we also want minimum inconvenience to the public particularly to the lower strata of the society.”

The CM also announced that the Delhi Police Commissioner had introduced a helpline number at his office. If any Delhiite faces any difficulty, they can call on the helpline number; 011-23469536.

Kejriwal also announced about issuing passes for those engaged in the supply or production of essential services. “We will issue passes for those providing essential services. E-passes will be provided to those who need to open their shops and factories for these services,” added Kejriwal.

The chief minister and the Lt governor also assured that “no one will sleep hungry in the city during the 21-day lockdown” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Later it was observed that free meals were being provided by the Delhi Government at a ‘Rain Basera’ on Baba Kharak Singh Marg today.

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