Srinagar, Aug 17: Lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 was on Monday eased in central Kashmir district of Srinagar, where 129 positive cases were reported on Sunday.
Besides, opening of shops on rational bases, the District Administration also allowed operating of passenger vehicles from today.
Shops and business establishments opened this morning in major business hubs in the city. However, at busy Mahraja Bazar shops on one side of the road remained closed while people could be seen shopping on other side of the road. Similar scenes were witnessed in other parts of the civil lines, including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city.
In the down town, where people were seen washing historic Jamia Masjid, shops were open though the number of customers was very less. Shops and other business establishments were also open in the down town and Shehar-e-Khas and outskirts.
Reports of resumption of business and other activities were also received from other parts of the district, including outskirts and uptown.