04 April 2020
Bhubaneswar: Despite the 48 hours shutdown in the State Capital since last evening, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) continued to distribute cooked food to the needy and working class who are hit by the nationwide lockdown and subsequent shutdown.
While total 1,750 meals were distributed during the daytime, 1,700 meals were distributed during the evening hour. Requisition of 250 meals placed by Commissionerate of Police has been distributed by BMC.
While cooked food was distributed at some major locations by the civic body, 500 packets of ration were also distributed by BMC to needy people who could not come to receive cooked food.
During the day while 650 meals were distributed by Gurudwar Singh Sabha, 600 by Umesh Khandelwal and 500 Aahar meals by BMC. Because of the shutdown, the distribution of PDS supplies will resume later.
Besides, BMC also carried out a massive disinfection work across the city with the help of Odisha Fire Services Department. Four fire tenders were engaged during the day (three big and one small) to spray sodium hypochlorite solution in Bomikhal which was sealed after identification of three positive cases in the area.
Apart from the sealed localities, BMC also carried out disinfection work in major thoroughfares and areas across the city. Not only Bomikhal, but to continue the uninterrupted sanitation work across the city the civic body issued 3,000 passes to sanitation workers.
Mechanical sweeping was also carried out in Bomikhal area surrounding the roads starting from Cafe Coffee Day lane near Ekamra Talkies to Canal Road in Jharpada, Canal Road to Durga Puja Mandap and Durga Puja Mandap Square to the DCB Bank Square on Cuttack Road and from DCB Bank Square to Cafe Coffee Day lane near Ekamra Talkies.