Nellore: In a proactive step to disinfect people, venturing out to buy groceries, vegetables and fruits, officials have started a walk through disinfectant tunnel after coming out of the local rythu bazaar.

A website kavalikirana.com, has also been started for door delivery of essentials worth more than Rs 300 without any additional charges.

The walk through tunnel has been started with the coordinated efforts of the revenue and municipal officials. The tunnel sprays Sodium Hypo Chloride (5 ppm) as disinfectant.

The initiative has been adopted from a similar experience in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, Sub Collector, C.H. Sridhar said. “The online store has been started after discussing the proposal with the local traders and IT professionals. Orders above Rs 10,000 or 30 orders of smaller denomination would be honoured between 10 am and 2 pm,” he added.

Mr Sridhar thanked the techies for developing a user-friendly website at a short notice.

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