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Kohima, March 25: Following the announcement of nationwide complete lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nagaland’s capital, Kohima wore a deserted look as people preferred staying indoors and vehicles went off roads today.
Police personnel along with Dobashis (DBs) and Angami Youth Organisation volunteers were deployed in strategic locations in the main town stretch from Police Headquarters to High School junction to strictly restrict movement of people in the open, except those out for purchase of essential commodities and medicine.
The Kohima district administration has issued orders that people should purchase essential commodities within the respectively locality and not move to distant areas. The personnel on duty punished a few people found moving around without any specific purpose of buying essential commodities.
While all public and private commercial vehicles were off the road, personnel on duty were stopping private vehicles and letting them go only after proper verification of the purpose of movement.
Except for pharmacies and groceries no other business establishment are open in the State.
KMC seizes trade licenses for price escalation
The Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) continued to conduct surprise checking of essential commodities shops in different locations against the reported escalation of prices of different food items and daily use goods. In this, KMC on Tuesday seized the licenses of defaulting groceries in PWD Colony, Officers’ Hill and Tinpatti Pezielietsie. The KMC while reiterating that it would continue to conduct such checking to restrain shop-keepers from hiking prices of essential commodities and also charging above fixed MRP rates has cautioned that stern action would be initiated action defaulters. (Page News Service)