*IRCTC to serve 6k meals daily to needy by Monday
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will begin supply of around 6,000 meals daily to the needy who have been stranded or cannot afford food due to the lockdown in the wake of coronavirus. IRCTC (western zone) has seven base kitchens, including one each at Mumbai Central, CSMT and Ahmedabad. IRCTC group general manager (west zone) Rahul Himalian said they would supply around 3,000 meals each from CSMT and Mumbai Central base kitchens. The service will begin from Sunday or Monday.
*Vashi police rescued 140 people from a truck on Saturday night. They are being kept at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, where food and water are being provided to them from collector office in Navi Mumbai.
*Lockdown hurts BMC bed target
BMC engineers are struggling to set up 1,000 isolation beds in peripheral and specialty civic hospitals amid the coronavirus threat. The BMC appointed engineers on Wednesday for work at the hospitals, and gave them a Monday deadline, but they said they were confounded by the lockdown.
*Dahisar check naka gets chaotic as scores plead with cops to cross city limits for ‘valid reasons’
Police personnel posted on duty at the Dahisar check naka have been facing a strange predicament. Hundreds of vehicles, whether motorcycles, private cars, autos, tempos or buses, have been requesting to enter and exit the city limit daily and each traveller claims to have a valid reason to do so.
*Veggie prices returning to normal but LPG woes in eastern suburbs
Prices gained near-normalcy with rates dropping to Rs 80-100 per kilo for common garden vegetables. Prabhadevi and Parel residents were delighted to see heaps of new produce flood the stalls. Vegetable vendors in Matunga and Super Fresh, Lokhandwala, both confirmed that prices were near normal and would normalise completely on Sunday. APMC market, which is ordinarily closed, will be open for business.
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