The Delhi government on Monday allowed all shops in the markets to open without any odd-even rules and also gave its nod for starting barber shops and salons in the city for the first time since the lockdown.
Addressing the media, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the night curfew will remain in place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. instead of between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. in the previous edition of the lockdown. During the curfew, the movement will only be allowed for essential services.
Announcing the further relaxations in the ‘Unlock 1.0’ phase announced by the Centre, he said that the relaxations given earlier will be implemented as it is.
“The Central government has sent its guidelines on the next phase of the lockdown beginning from Monday and the decisions of the Delhi government are based on the guidelines of the Central government,” said Kejriwal.
He said the Delhi government is also removing the restriction of only one passenger being allowed to travel in an auto-rickshaw, e-rickshaw, and phat-phat sewas.
“The barber and salon shops will now remain open except spas. Based on the guidelines of the Central government, the Delhi government is also removing the restrictions on not more than three passengers allowed in a four-wheeler, and not more than one passenger allowed on a two-wheeler.”
Kejriwal said that since there is no condition in the guidelines of the Central government of shops being allowed to operate on an odd-even basis.
“The Delhi government has decided to lift this condition and now all shops will be allowed to operate in a market place. The Delhi government also announced the operation of the industries based on staggered timings on the guidelines of the Central government, which have also been removed now,” he said.
The Central government on Saturday announced steps for exiting the nationwide lockdown, declaring that the restriction will be limited to only containment zones upto June 30.
The barber shops and salons in the national capital were not allowed to operate since the lockdown was imposed on March 25.