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Janata curfew: Autos, taxis extend support to move, to be off road in Delhi

The prime minister acknowledging this initiative said that the fight against corona epidemic will receive a boost due to it

Press Trust of India 

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A GMC worker sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, in Guwahati

Autos and taxis will be off roads in the capital on Sunday as several unions have extended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'janata Curfew' in the wake of the outbreak.

Several unions including the Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh, Delhi Pradesh Union, Delhi Transport Congress Union and Delhi Tourist Transport Association, have decided to join the from 7am to 10pm on Sunday.

The prime minister acknowledging this initiative said that the fight against corona epidemic will receive a boost due to it.

"This initiative will give new strength to the fight of the countrymen against corona epidemic," he tweeted in Hindi.

General Secretary of Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh Rajendra Soni said all unions affiliated to the Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh will join the

"We have appealed all our members, including those of Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, to refrain from taking out their vehicles during janata on Sunday," Soni said.

He said it was a duty of each citizen to stop the virus spread and contribute to the efforts of the government towards this end.

President of Delhi Taxi Tourist Transport Association Sanjay Samrat said his union welcomed the curfew as it will check the spread of the virus.

He said the curfew should be extended till March 31 and urged the prime minister for financial help to people earning their livelihood on a daily basis.

First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 16:11 IST
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