New Delhi May 4th
The sound of hammers striking hot iron, drilling and breaking of boulders emanated as construction on the stalled government projects resumed on Monday on Bishnu Dutt Marg in the heart of the national capital.
The construction work resumed after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed a range of economic activities to begin in an effort to ease the lives of people. The relaxation is allowed depending on the level of the COVID-19 spread in an area. One of the activities that have been allowed to resume even in the Red zones, where coronavirus cases are high, is construction. However, the relaxation comes with a rider.
“In urban areas construction activities have been limited to in-situ construction (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside) and construction of renewable energy projects,” the order read. With construction activity resuming, the labourers believe they would be able to send money to their villages again.