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PIX: Deserted roads across India during Janata curfew

By The Rediff News Bureau
March 23, 2020 02:27 IST
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Millions of people across the country stayed indoors on Sunday in an unprecedented and overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 'Janta curfew' to help check the spread of coronavirus.

Be it Mumbai, known as the city that never sleeps, Patna or Ahmedabad, life came to a standstill in the country as roads, railway stations and airports wore a deserted look and markets and establishments except those dealing in essential goods and services remained shut during the 14-hour self-imposed curfew that started at 7 am.

Here are glimpses of deserted streets, roads and highways across the country:

 

IMAGE: Bandra- Worli Sea Link road wears a deserted look during Janata curfew in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai, on Sunday. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Ultadanga bridge wears a deserted look during Janata curfew in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A flyover wears a deserted look during Janata curfew in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A deserted view of Choti Chopad during Janta Curfew in Jaipur, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: City streets are seen deserted during Janta Curfew in Surat. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A police official urges a commuter to stay at home during Janta curfew in Karad, Maharashtra on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A city street wears a deserted look during Janta curfew in Bengaluru. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A national highway wears a deserted look during Janta curfew in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Mall Road wears a deserted look during Janata curfew in Bathinda, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: City streets wear a deserted look during Janta curfew in Patiala. Photograph: PTI Photo
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