Amid Covid-19 curfew across Jammu and Kashmir, the District Disaster Management Authority in Srinagar on Thursday issued the orders for allowing the enlisted departmental stores and grocery shops to provide home delivery services.
According to the order, the DDMA said that grocery stores enlisted in Srinagar shall designate two employees each from their store for taking orders telephonically and deliver to respective places within a radius of 3 km around the store.
“In order to provide door step service of essentials, avoid contact and unnecessary movement it seems imperative to allow controlled/regulated home delivery of essential commodities, District Disaster Management Authority has decided to allow home delivery of essential commodities by various departmental stores/grocery shops in district Srinagar,” reads the order.
The order notes that under no circumstances, whatsoever, the stores shall remain operational for regular business and the shutters to remain closed all time till further orders.
The time slot for home delivery services shall be 6.00 am to 10.00 am and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Khurshid Ahmad Shah will be the nodal officer for providing vehicle passes to the store owners for the purpose.
Any departmental store intending to provide services can apply in DDMA office Srinagar or email at [email protected] for permission.