Dhaba owner offers veg meal for Rs 1 to truckers on Assam highway
GUWAHATI: A Dhaba owner in Hojai is offering begetarian meals at Rs 1 on Assam highway until May 3 amidlockdown.
"Debu Saha of Shankarnagar in Hojai district told media, “At a normal rate, a meal comprising rice, dal and two vegetable curries would cost ₹50. Charging a token ₹1 from truckers, doctors and medical staff, policemen and the staff of the local administration is my way of contributing to the battle against this virus."
Prime Minister Modi had urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.
“Friends, keeping all the suggestions in mind, it has been decided that the lockdown in India will have to be extended till 3rd May. That means until 3rd May, each and every one of us, will have to remain in the lockdown. During this time, we must continue maintaining discipline in the way we have been doing till now,” he said during his address to the nation.
“Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about hot-spots. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance. Hence, let us extend the strictness and austerity in the fight against Corona for the upcoming one week,” he added.
The lockdown was about to end on April 14.