Normalcy in HyderabadMay 10, 2020 03:56 PM
Hyderabad is back to normalcy and people are steadily dealing with the impact of 45 days lockdown. Vigilance is still maintained despite the relaxation. The authorities are aware that there could an impending danger of an increase in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown certainly isolated people and cut them from the outside real world. All these days the virtual world of Social Media grabbed the imagination of every Indian. Hyderabad is a different world during Ramzaan. However, people are missing the delectable cuisine – especially the delicious Haleem.
But Saturday was a different story and it seemed like the city was emerging out of the ruins of coronavirus. There was a traffic jam after a very long time. First time after the lockdown a traffic jam was a pleasant surprise and nobody grumbled and complained about it. The police were back in action at various critical points checking the documents. There were a decent number of vehicles at Banjara Hills, Masab Tank, Ameerpet, Kukatpally, and Panjagutta.
Liquor shops were opened on Wednesday and the state of Telangana is happy with 16% hike in price. This was a pleasant surprise for the revellers who must be praising the Chief Minister. They were quite apprehensive after hearing a 70% hike in the neighboring Andhra Pradesh and Capital Delhi. In the State of Telangana, good food and liquor is the elixir of life. The people of the city would gleefully accept a 16% hike.
Construction activities have steadily started post lockdown. Electrical, hardware, cement, and steel are back in business. The IT Companies have started and only 33% of employees are allowed to work from the site. The rest would work from home. Many IT employees prefer to work from home. Is it a shift in paradigm for future employees as the great futurist Alvin Toffler predicted way back in the 1970s that there will be a rise in home offices.
The authorities are continuing the lockdown in red zones and it will continue. There is a partial relaxation to boost the economy of the state.