DELHI losing substantial revenue due to lockdown: Kejriwal

AFTER lockdown has been extended till May 17, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says ‘’We will not be able to sustain the lockdown for long as the economy is in peril. The revenue has fallen from Rs 3500 Crores in April month of previous years to Rs 300 Crores this year. How will the government function? Time has come to re-open Delhi to open office spaces’’.

Kejriwal said adding that, in offices of essential services 100 percent staff will return. Schools, colleges, and educational institutions remain closed along with transportation services. Manufacturing units of Pharma companies and others will remain open along with packaging units. However, for e-commerce companies, only essential service delivery is allowed.

Companies related to financial and agricultural sectors to remain open. The entire Union Territory of Delhi has been declared Red Zone from Monday, May 4  with Delhi Metro suspending services till May 17. Delhi remains cut-off from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.

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