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21-day ‘complete lockdown’ in entire nation from midnight: PM Modi’s step on COVID-19 menace



Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second address in a week on coronavirus crisis to the nation on Tuesday announced a 21 days strict complete lockdown in the entire nation, starting from midnight.

PM Modi further said it is in a way a curfew and would be more stringent that Janata Curfew.

“Forget about leaving home in the next 21 days. If you cross the Lakshman Rekha, you will invite the virus home,” PM warned citizens.

“We may have to pay a financial cost for this lockdown but it is important for the safety of people,” he said.

“The experts themselves have advised across the globe that the only effective way to fight the virus is social distancing,” PM said.

However, according to news agency ANI, all essential services to continue and remain functional. List of essential services remains unchanged since March 22nd ‘Janata Curfew’.

PM Modi appreciated the involvement of citizens in the ‘Janata Curfew’ – imposed on Sunday to contain the novel coronavirus. PM further stressed on the need to tackle the deadly virus with urgency.

Emphasizing on the importance of ‘social distancing’ in such a grave situation, PM Modi said if citizens keep on being reluctant to practice social distancing, then a huge amount has to be paid.

“Lockdown has been imposed in many sections of the country, and has been observed that the nation was not following it with enthusiasm,” he said.

Showing a banner in which a message was encrypted in Hindi defining Corona as ‘Koi Road pe Na Nikale’ (No one should come out on streets), he said we really need to follow this message with full enthusiasm.

“If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back 21 years,” PM Modi added.

“This is applicable to everyone, even to Prime Minister,” he said.

“Social distancing is the only option to stay safe and to stop the coronavirus- stay at a distance from each other and stay inside your houses, he said in his second address to the nation,” PM said emphasizing the importance of social-distancing.

“We need to understand that we have only one way to tackle the deadly virus by not leaving our house. No matter what, we have to stay inside our house,” he said.

Praising people’s participation on the one-day ‘Janata Curfew’, PM Modi said it has shown that we can fight the coronavirus pandemic together.

PM further assured that the central, as well as state governments, are working with full dedication to fighting the battle against the deadly coronavirus.

“To make the day-to-day life unaffected, the government is working in this direction,” he added.

In his address, PM Modi showed trust in citizens in this lockdown by expressing hope that citizens will follow the government’s and local administration’s instructions.

“21 days lockdown is a long time, but in order to save you as well as your family’s lives, it is a very important step,” he said.

“The government has allocated Rs 15000 crore to make the treatment of coronavirus infected patients by strengthening the health infrastructure,” he said.

“This amount is for testing facilities, PPEs, ICUs, Ventilators and training medical workers,” he said.

The deadly virus has taken over 500 people in its grip in the nation with 9 deaths reported. Last week on Thursday, PM had advised a one-day unofficial lockdown to tackle the menace. This was definitely an experimental lockdown as today, PM Modi praising the people’s participation decided to convert it into a massive 21-day ‘strict official lockdown’.



Traffic chaos in Delhi as marshals struggle to control heavy vehicles on Ashram flyover



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Delhi, India – Chaos ensues as the Ashram Flyover becomes a traffic nightmare for commuters in the city. But fear not, as a group of marshals has been deployed to restore order and bring some sense to the madness.

The Ashram Flyover, a major artery in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, has been a headache for commuters for quite some time now. The flyover, which connects the city’s south and central areas, sees heavy traffic congestion during peak hours, causing long delays and frayed nerves.

But things have taken a spicy turn as marshals have been brought in to keep things under control. These marshals, donning bright green jackets, have been tasked with managing the traffic flow, ensuring that vehicles move smoothly and without incident.

The marshals have their work cut out for them, as the chaos on the flyover seems to have no end in sight. The heavy traffic, coupled with the city’s notorious lack of lane discipline, has resulted in a free-for-all on the flyover, with vehicles jostling for space and tempers flaring.

But the marshals are undeterred. Armed with whistles and hand signals, they are determined to bring some order to the chaos. And their efforts seem to be paying off, as traffic has started moving more smoothly, and the honking and shouting have reduced considerably.

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Raahgiri Day is Back: Take Back CP Streets and Reclaim Your Sunday Morning!



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The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to re-launch the ‘Raahgiri Days’ programme in Connaught Place from Sunday, with a focus on sustainable mobility, under the G20 theme. This theme is an invitation for action to make sustainable and secure cities, and the Raahgiri Day completely synchronizes with this goal, said a NDMC official.

Raahgiri Day is an idea that started in 2013 and is an auto-free citizens’ effort that promotes safe, open and comprehensive public streets where individuals can walk to close by markets and kids can walk to close by schools securely.

This will be the initial installment of a progression of Raahgiri Days to be facilitated at Connaught Place post the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be held as a part of Delhi Police Week (February 16-22) under the topic of street security, including center on walkability and ladies’ security. During these occasions, the Connaught Place market zone will be changed into a vehicle free zone, permitting inhabitants to partake in an assortment of exercises, including yoga classes, Zumba, games zones, music, move and even instructive programmes on different points like street security.

Officials from the NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) asserted that the Raahgiri Day is an initiative to make people aware of the fact that roads and streets are not just meant for vehicles. It is a means to reclaim public spaces and use them for leisure activities as a community. On February 19, the Raahgiri Day will be relaunched at Connaught Place and all Delhi citizens are encouraged to be a part of it. A senior official expressed that this is a chance to make a positive impact on our society and relish the roads in a different way while also encouraging the formation of a safer, more sustainable and walkable city. This event is being organised in collaboration with Delhi Police and other organisations.

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Delhi Police rescue girl who jumped off Signature Bridge into Yamuna



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The Delhi Police, led by Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Parvinder, took immediate action as soon as they were informed that a 17-year-old girl had jumped into the Yamuna river from the Signature Bridge in the national capital on Tuesday night, reportedly due to a quarrel with her father.

The Station House Officer (SHO) Tribhuvan Singh Negi of Timarpur police station, along with a team of more than half a dozen police personnel, began the rescue operation with the help of divers and managed to save the schoolgirl, who is a resident of Wazirabad, within 45-50 minutes. The girl was later handed over to her family.

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