Kolkata lockdown: Essential items available in markets, timings remain a worry – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A day after essential edibles in retail markets became scarce, people of Kolkata were able to get most of the items as almost all the essential shops remain opened on Thursday. People were also maintaining social distancing while buying the stuffs from local shops and markets.
The timings for vegetable market remained a worry for the locals. The market remain open from 5am to 9am only. The odd hours are affecting some consumers and also the market remained overcrowded today too.
New Alipore Market and Gholsapur market have closed all other gates except two through which people are being allowed and that too only 30 persons at a time. Every shop keepers were breifed to allow only 1/2 persons at a time infront of his shop. Theory is going well since morning, with large appreciation of local people.
Many wholesale outlets in Posta and Burrabazar — the main source of rice, atta, maida, sugar, potatoes and oil — remained shut on Wednesday as small goods vehicles, an important link in the delivery chain, were off the road allegedly following instructions from police.
This impacted the availability of essential edibles in retail markets where flour and sugar went out of stock on Wednesday. While shopowners said more staples could go off the shelf if the supply chain is not revived, wholesalers claimed they had enough stock but nobody to ferry the goods.

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