In his appeal to the nation on 19th of this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the public to avoid not to step out of their homes. Mr Modi asked everyone to express gratitude towards doctors, nurses, hospital staff, sanitation workers, airlines employees, government staff, police personnel, media people, people associated with train-bus-auto rickshaw services and home delivery agents.
The Prime Minister hailed the efforts of people from various walks of life that have come together to support the initiative of Janata Curfew. Influencers and achievers from various fields and several organizations have come out in support of the Janata Curfew and have urged the nation to come together to make it effective.
Industry bodies have also hailed the initiative. FICCI President Sangita Reddy asked people to make Janata Curfew a resounding success to show that citizens have self-discipline to overcome this pandemic. ASSOCHAM said, they are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and are committed to rise against odds and build path towards greater development and inclusive growth.
AIR Correspondent reports, roads of Delhi wore a deserted look right from the afternoon as the city geared up for the Janata curfew tomorrow. There was minimal presence of auto rickshaws, buses and private vehicles from morning and by the evening very few people were seen on the roads.
Although shops of essential commodities were open till evening, presence of general public was very less and people chose to start the Janata Curfew way ahead of schedule. Same was reported from other parts of the NCR region. Roads in Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurgaon were also deserted and people remained indoors from afternoon itself