UT lifts sealing restrictions from six Bapu Dham pockets | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: The UT administration on Tuesday lifted sealing restrictions from six pockets in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26.
Since March 23, when the curfew was imposed in the city, these six pockets in which over 10,000 people reside did not report a single Covid-19 case. The six pockets include pocket numbers 2, 3, 9, 17, 18 and 19.
UT adviser Manoj Parida said UT administrator VP Singh Badnore approved the proposal of a committee in a meeting on Tuesday. There will be no restrictions on the entry and exit of residents in these six pockets. In a day or two, they will review the status of other pockets as well, he added.
The affected area committee comprising municipal commissioner, district magistrate, senior superintendent of police, director health services, sub-divisional magistrate (east), state surveillance officer and superintendent of police, had submitted their recommendation to the UT adviser, who further discussed the issue with the UT administrator.
The colony, which has turned into Covid19 hotspot in a city with over 200 positive cases, has 20 pockets, in which 60,000 people are staying. There are two pockets, which have been declared containment pockets, and the remaining 18 pockets fall under the buffer zone. In all these 20 pockets, the UT has restricted entry and exit.
Recently, a committee under the chairmanship of UT adviser had even invited local area councillor Dalip Sharma, and had discussed about opening of clean pockets of the colony.

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