New Delhi: In another effort to compensate the loss of those plying public service vehicles in wake of COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that his government will provide Rs 5,000 to autorickshaw, gramin-sewa, e-rickshaw drivers in thr national capital. Also Read - Action Will be Taken Against People Violating Home Quarantine Order, Says Kejriwal
“Rs 5000 each will be transferred into the accounts of auto, taxi, e-rickshaw, RTV and Gramin Sewa drivers and all those plying public service vehicles. This might take between a week and 10 days to implement,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - 'Respect to Their Services': Kejriwal Announces Rs 1 Cr For Families of Those Who Die Serving COVID-19 Patients
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said till now, there are 219 COVID-19 cases in the city including 108 people from Markaz Nizamuddin. “Total 4 deaths including 2 people from Markaz Nizamuddin,” he added. Also Read - So Far 1548 People Have Been Evacuated, 441 of Them Show COVID-19 Symptoms: Kejriwal on Nizamuddin Event
He also added that a total of 2,943 people including 1,810 from Nizammuddin Markaz have been quarantined by the Delhi government.
Saying that a total of 31,307 people are under self-quarantine, Kejriwal said that the number of COVID-19 cases may shoot up in Delhi in the coming days. “Two people who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz have died due to coronavirus today,” he added.
On Wednesday, he had said that around 35,000 construction workers in the city have received the financial assistance announced by the Delhi government due to coronavirus lockdown and the rest will get it soon.
Prior to this, Kejriwal had announced that the Delhi government will give financial assistance to the registered workers through the labour welfare board. “A total amount of Rs 16.18 crore has been given to the registered construction workers of Delhi. The Delhi government will soon give the assistance amount to nearly 9000 workers as well whose applications are still pending,” he had said.