Long Queues form at Aadhar centers, As people ignore covid guidelines

  • | Tuesday | 8th June, 2021

Long queues for adhaar a major concern for 3rd wave.

As residents flock to Aadhaar centres across the city, concerns have emerged that these spots could turn into Covid-19 hotspots.

In the absence of adequate monitoring from police and civic authorities, crowds of people, mainly women above the age of 45, are gathering at the centres to complete the Aadhaar-phone number linking process and other upgrades to become eligible for various government benefits.

With the state government likely to release funds to beneficiaries under the YSR Cheyutha scheme, many women are rushing to nearby Aadhaar centres, resulting in a huge rush at seeding centres, especially at Prasadampadu, Gandhinagar and Patamata.

In the absence of monitoring, crowds are gathering at Aadhaar centres maintained by private persons. “We came to the Aadhaar centre at 6 am. By that time around 40 women were already waiting. Poor servers are increasing the waiting time.

No one is following physical distancing norms. We are unable to wait outside in the heat,” said R Aadilakshmi, a resident of Ramavarappadu.

When tried to contact some Aadhaar centres about violation of Covid-19 guidelines, it was said people are ignoring protocol despite tokens being issued and attempts to maintain queues.

In the meantime, many women have requested the government to extend the due date for updating Aadhaar details and to increase the number of Aadhaar centres.

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