Keeping in mind a possible rush in markets in the wake of an approaching cyclonic storm "Yaas', the Odisha government has allowed grocery shops, OMFED booths and shops dealing with food and essential items, vegetables, fish, meat & egg to open between 7 AM and 1 PM on Monday (May 24) and Tuesday (May 25). The relaxation will only be effective in 10 coastal and adjoining districts. As per an order issued by the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), the allowed duration to purchase necessities will be from 7 AM till 1 PM, instead of the 7-11 window. The extension of timing is applicable to only 10 districts of the state namely Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Puri, Jajpur, Cuttack and Khordha. As per the notice, street corner, road-side shops, stand-alone shops, OMFED shops, milk booths dealing with milk and milk products, bread and shops dealing with food and essential items like vegetables, fish, meat, egg and milk are allowed to operate today and tomorrow between the given timings.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 24 May 2021, 01:05 PM IST
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