COVID19: Admn provides 3000 chairs to JK Bank to ensure social distancing

Photo shared by DC Srinagar on his Twitter handle

Srinagar: Srinagar administration has provided 3000 chairs to 150 J&K Bank branches for maintaining social distance to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The moves comes a day after The Kashmir Monitor reported how people disregarded social distancing guidelines while queuing up to withdraw money from their accounts.

On Monday, long, crowded queues of people including elderly were witnessed waiting for their turn to withdraw the money in several areas of Kashmir

Account holders who are registered with Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna had received a message to withdraw the money credited in their accounts under the scheme.

Taking note of the situation, Srinagar District Commissioner, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said they have provided 3000 chairs to 150 JK bank branches across Srinagar.

“#FightAgainstCOVID19 is a collective effort. #Srinagar has done extremely well so far. We have provided 3000 chairs yesterday for 150 Bank Units/ATMs. Sanitized. Still some pictures weren’t encouraging. Request local volunteers/committees to join hands for #SocialDistancing. No Qs,” the DC Tweeted on Tuesday.

An ATM guard at Nowgam JK Bank branch said that they have placed chairs at more than a metre distance apart to maintain social distancing.

“People are cooperating fully and wait for their turn with patience,” he said.

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