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Roads, markets deserted amid weekend restrictions in Punjab

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Chandigarh, June 14

Roads and markets in most parts of the state wore a deserted look on Sunday with the state government imposing stricter lockdown restrictions on weekends.

Police personnel were deployed in adequate numbers across the state for implementing the lockdown strictly, officials said.

Inter-district movement was barred except for people with e-passes, they said, adding that no pass was required for such travel in case of a medical emergency.

All shops dealing with non-essential items stayed shut in the state, though chemist shops and departmental stores remained open. In Ludhiana, there was no rush of people at Chaura Bazaar, which is one of the busiest markets.

"E-pass is a must if anybody is on the road," a policeman in Ludhiana said. Hoshiarpur Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Garg said the police were strictly implementing the lockdown restrictions.

The police were patrolling throughout the district to ensure people stayed indoors, the SSP said.

There was a drastic decline in the footfall of devotees at the Golden Temple in the morning on the occasion of 'Sangrand' (beginning of the new month). In Mohali, policemen were checking vehicles coming from Chandigarh and other parts. — PTI

from The Tribune

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