Government of Delhi notifies Lockdown in the whole of territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi till March 31, 2020

Mar 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Delhi Health and Family Welfare Department on March 22, 2020, has notified the Lockdown in the whole of territorial jurisdiction of National Capital territory (NCT) of Delhi till March 31, 2020.

The restrictions stipulated by the Delhi Government are as under:

a. No public transport will be permitted. Only DTC buses shall operate at not more than 25% capacity to cater to personnel engaged in essential services.

b. All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops, offices, godowns, weekly bazaars etc. shall close their operations. 

c. The motorable and unmotorable borders of NCT of Delhi with the neighboring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh has been sealed.

d. Movement of inter-state buses/trains/metro (DMRC) has been suspended.

e. All domestic/international flights arriving to Delhi during this period has been suspended.

f. Construction activity of any kind has been suspended.

g. All religious places of any denomination will be closed.

h. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following the social distancing guidelines issued earlier. 

• However, the following services/establishments are excluded from the purview of this order and shall continue to function normally:

Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties; Police; Health; Fire; Prisons; Fair Price Shops (Public Distribution System); Electricity; Water; Municipal Services; Activities related to functioning of Legislative Assembly of Delhi; Pay and Accounts Office (only for salary/wages/contingent/health & essential services related expenditure); Print and Electronic Media; Cashier/Teller operations of banks (including ATMs); Telecom, Internet and Postal services; E-commerce of all essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipments; Food items, groceries; Milk plants; General Provision stores; Take away/ home delivery in restaurants; Chemists and Pharmacies; Petrol pumps, LPG/Oil agencies; Animal fodder; Manufacturing, processing, transportation, distribution, storage, trade/commerce and logistics related to all the above services/establishments and commodities required for delivery of these above services; Any other essential service/establishment that may be exempted by the Government.

• The aforesaid services/establishments that are permitted to function shall strictly follow the guidelines and protocol related to social distancing, without deviation.

• People who come out to provide or avail essential services shall be allowed on their self-declaration.

• Any congregation of more than 5 persons is strictly prohibited and punishable as per law.

• The employees of private establishments (including temporary/contractual/outsourced etc.) required to stay at home in view of this order shall be treated as "on duty" and be paid in full

• Any person found violating this order shall be prosecuted as per the relevant provisions of law.

[Order No. F.51/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/prsecyhfw/3064-3163]


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