Chennai, April 19(BPNS)
With Covid 19 cases mounting, the Resident associations of Chennai are cooperating with the police officials, revenue authorities and the Greater Chennai corporation authorities to ensure that people are wearing masks and observing social distancing.
While the authorities ,police ,health and revenue are imposing a fine of Rs 200 if not found wearing a mask, there are several instances of people not caring about the directive.
Ashok Nagar resident association president MR Muthiah while speaking to BPNS said, “We are cooperating with the Police ,health and revenue authorities and creating awareness programmes within our limits among the people to use masks, keep social distancing and use sanitizers to prevent the deadly pandemic.”
There are instances wherein the Residents associations are providing sweets to people who are wearing masks properly.
Rajesh Menon, President, Vadapalani (I), Residential association and an engineer with a leading multinational company while speaking to BPNS said, “ We thought that we should give some surprise gifts to those who are wearing masks properly and regularly and as part of this we are giving sweets to all those who are wearing masks within our colony as well as adjacent areas like the local provision shop, milk shop and the nearby restaurants.”
Police are also comfortable with the support extended by the residents association and Vadapalani Station house officer , Nagarathinam while speaking to BPNS said, “ The resident associations in several parts of Vadapalani have joined hands with police, revenue and health authorities to create awareness among the public on wearing masks, social distancing and using sanitizers. This is indeed a good deed on social commitment by these associations and we appreciate this. Jointly we can banish the dreaded pandemic from our state.”
With the Covid cases mounting and Chennai having 50,000 fresh cases in the last ten days, the services rendered by the Resident associations with the authorities gives a semblance of hope to counter the dreaded disease.