Coronavirus Lockdown: Facilitate Doorstep Delivery Service, CMC Orders Shopping Malls In Cuttack

Cuttack: In view of the 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation has ordered shopping malls situated in the millennium city to facilitate doorstep delivery of essential commodities.

As per reports, the CMC has directed 11 shopping malls in the city for door-to-door delivery of food items and other daily commodities to the residents in order to ensure denizens stay at home and maintain social distancing.

Eight outlets of Reliance Fresh, three stores of Metto Super Market and one outlet of Big Bazaar are among the ones that will provide doorstep delivery across Cuttack, added reports.

On the other hand, Big B Fresh Store has reportedly started delivery of grocery and eggs in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Niali areas through its mobile App and website.

Big Bazaar also claims to have started doorstep delivery in Bhubaneswar amid the coronavirus lockdown implemented by the central government.

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“We have initiated doorstep delivery of services in Bhubaneswar. Get your daily needs delivered at your doorstep,” tweeted Big Bazaar.

Similarly, another retailer, Malgodwn is delivering grocery, personal care & hygiene items to residents of Patia, Chandrasekharpur, Kalinga Hospital and along the Nandankanan Road through orders placed via its app and website.

Moreover, Emeat.in is also delivering chicken, mutton, fish and other seafood online in Bhubaneswar. Freshtm has collaborated with dairy producer Milky Moo to deliver its products at doorstep.

On the other hand, the Cuttack district administration and CMC initiated special measures to ensure proper distancing is maintained between buyers and sellers in several markets of the city.

Squares, circles and lines were drawn in front of the kiosks selling vegetables at Chhatrabazaar, which is the largest vegetable market in the State. The move came after chaotic scenes were witnessed on Wednesday with people crowding the vegetable market without any concern for social distancing.

Apart from Chhatrabazaar, similar markings were also seen in front of several grocery shops and other establishments selling essential commodities so that people come in a queue and maintain a safe distance amid the global outbreak of Coronavirus.

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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation also started similar markings to ensure social distancing among buyers and sellers in several markets, shops and haats of the capital city.

Besides, the Commissionerate Police today temporarily shifted the vegetable traders of Unit-1 Haat for a period of 45 days to AG Square and Rajmahal chhak. Sources said the decision was taken keeping in view the non-availability of adequate space at Unit-1 Haat to maintain social distancing.