JORHAT, April 28 - Heavy rush of people and a large number of vehicles were seen throughout the busy AT Road and its adjoining areas here since today morning resembling a picture of near normalcy.
Apart from people coming out in large numbers on foot, bicycles, four-wheelers, two-wheelers, movement of goods transportation vehicles, rickshaws and handcarts were seen on the AT Road and its nearby areas.
Grocery shops, pharmacies and other shops were permitted to be opened by the district administration and the wholesale market too remained open. A few other shops too were reportedly open.
It seemed that the State Government�s decision taken in yesterday�s Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Dispur to give certain relaxations in rural areas may have been misunderstood by the people.
In the afternoon, the district administration officials accompanied by policemen were seen enforcing lockdown here.
Checking of vehicles and imposing fines and other penal action on unauthorised vehicles, sending back people found to be coming out of their homes without any valid reason, closing down unauthorised shops were carried out by the administration officials and police personnel.
Food provided: Meanwhile, as part of the drive by Jorhat unit of the NGO named �Feeding India� to provide food, volunteers of the organisation served food to daily wage earners, homeless people and other poor people severely hit by the lockdown at several areas of Jorhat town since Sunday.
The food was served near the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital gate with some patients and their attendants, security staff and paramedics too accepting the same.
Food was also distributed among the poor and needy people at the Inter-State Bus Terminus here, an office-bearer of Feeding India informed. He said the drive will continue till May 3.