06 April 2020
Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw a sharp increase in a number of positive cases taking the total number of cases to 39, out of which 32 cases are from the Capital. The administration has taken several measures to break the chain of the coronavirus.
One of the several measures is the launching of grocery and vegetable vans by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to demotivate people from going out to buy the essential goods. Currently, 120 vans are operational. Taking to Twitter, twin city Police Commissionerate Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi informed via Twitter that BMC is proposing to increase the number of vans to 200.
Citizens of Bhubaneswar,— Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi (@SarangiSudhansu) April 6, 2020
BMC is operating mobile vans to sell groceries & vegetables.
120 Vans are operational, BMC is proposing to increase to 200 today.
Find out the telephone number of the Van of your area & order if you can’t walk
Media is requested to make people aware.
He urged people to avoid going out and instead find out the telephone number of the van of your area and order if you can’t walk.
For people's benefit, Sarangi also posted the list of BMC vans and the areas they cover with phone numbers. This is the tweet:
Phone number of BMC Vans. Please circulate widely through Social Media.— Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi (@SarangiSudhansu) April 6, 2020
Use mobile vans to get groceries & vegetables. pic.twitter.com/0ZNrWtbm6u
Previously, Commissionerate Police’s official Twitter handle tweeted last night that any vehicle reaching any market with or without vehicle pass will be seized. Taking action, 286 vehicles were seized today for violating the COVID-19 regulations in different police stations of Urban Police District of Bhubaneswar.