New Delhi: The country's capital Delhi has been under lockdown since April 19 in the wake of the rapidly spreading corona epidemic. The lockdown has been increasing the problems of the poor people every day, who work as labourers or set up street vendors. Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday made a big announcement in the interest of the poor people. All ration card holders living in Delhi will get free ration for the next two months.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "We have decided that all ration card holders (about 72 lakh) in Delhi will be given free ration for the next 2 months. He said this does not mean that the lockdown will continue for 2 months. It is only being done to help the poor who are going through financial issues. CM Arvind Kejriwal further said that the Delhi government will provide Rs 5000 as financial assistance to all taxi and auto drivers so that they can get some help during this economic crisis. The CM said this will help one lakh 65 thousand drivers.
The Delhi government first imposed a seven-day lockdown on April 19. It was extended till 5 am till May 3 before the lockdown ended at 5 am on April 26. Then the Government expected the situation in Delhi to improve. But even then the situation of corona infection remained the same. In view of which, the Government again extended it till 10th May.