GUWAHATI/JORABAT, April 30 - The Kamrup (Metro) district administration on Thursday distributed free rations among the priests and workers of the Umananda Temple here. The Inland Water Transport department also donated food items among them as they remain stranded on the island amid the lockdown.
Meanwhile, during the ongoing lockdown, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has issued more than 8,000 vehicle passes so far. The administration also rejected around 1,500 applications seeking vehicle passes, as the applicants failed to mention valid reasons.
Again, the administration has arranged 170 buses to transport around 3,500 labourers stranded in the city, to different parts of the State.
Amid the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the 128th Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday distributed food items, masks, sanitizers, etc., among over 200 needy people of Ural and Kahikuchi villages under Sonapur revenue circle under its civic action programme.
The troops, under the guidance of Commandant Surjit Kumar Atri, also distributed nutritious meals while at the same time making sure the hygiene standards are not compromised.
The CRPF officers present on the occasion also called for use of soap to ensure that people first wash their hands before eating. The battalion plans to hold more such programmes.