Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police have requested private firms, pharma companies and industries to follow staggering and scheduled shift timings for their employees to ensure minimal movement during lockdown hours. Following the recent extension of the lockdown until June 19 with more relaxations, i.e, between 6 am and 6 pm, the city police, including Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda have received quite a few requests from the pharma companies, Information Technology sector and other essential industries to consider shifts for their workforce for smooth functioning of the companies.
Accordingly, after due consideration and meeting with representatives of various companies, the police have advised managements of the companies to follow shift schedules. “Due to the increase in the relaxation hours, there is an increase in the numbers of persons coming out on the roads. Apart from this, there is the need for the employees working in pharma, IT and other essential sectors to move during the lockdown hours. To ensure minimal movement during lockdown hours, the companies were asked to follow shifts,” Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said, adding that the police had proposed three shifts starting with Shift A – 6 am to 2 pm, Shift B – 2 pm to 10 pm and Shift C – 10 pm to 6 am.
Based on the shift timing, the employees who need to commute in the night for shift change either in buses, cabs or own vehicles are required to carry company ID card and apart from following Covid appropriate behavior. Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said a two shift system was already being followed by manufacturing, construction sector and IT industry during lockdown hours. They were checking possibilities of increasing this to three shifts, he said.
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