On the first day of easing of restrictions under the third phase of national lockdown, millennium city, Gurugram saw people coming back on the roads more freely without any questioning by policemen. The commercial movement too is back. The city had closed down on March 21 itself, four days prior to the nationwide lockdown, but opened up on May 4 partially during the non-curfew hours. The despair of labourers and some working people was still written large on their faces. The upscale Galleria Market had its bookstore Bahrisons opened even as its fountain in central vista was shut. A photo feature by Jyoti Mukul captures life in Gurugram on the first day of partial easing of restrictions.
“Keep Distance,” says a Covid-19 awareness campaign bill board of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram in Cyber City
A road outside a DLF building housing Ericssion, General Electric and Standard Chartered offices sees a lone Zomato delivery boy zip past to beat the beginning of curfew hours that start at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m.
A sign board directing to the office of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, the apex coordinating agency for civic bodies, headed by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in Sector 44
The shut Indigo office that also houses their training centre next to the Taj in Sector 44
A construction worker Gulab from Jharkhand's Palamu district seen at the site of GMDA’s underpass, regrets being in the city. He boarded one of the last trains that left Daltonganj station on March 20. Work on the site restarted mid-April
A shop that sells party accessories seen with markings for social distancing. The shop, which opened on May 4 with just two workers had sold birthday party merchandise for a two-year old and an artificial hair wig for a school project.