Jamshedpur, July 24: Slowly but surely the Steel city is getting back on track. Life is beginning to look normal in violence prone areas of Mango and other parts of the city.
District Commissioner Dr. Amitabh Kaushal on Friday said that the curfew has been lifted in Jamshedpur barring Mango, Ulidih, Azadnagar and MGM Police Station areas.
In Mango curfew will be relaxed from 5 am to 8 pm on Saturday and will be re-imposed at 8 pm till 5 am on Sunday morning. In other city parts curfew will be lifted on Saturday morning at 5 am.
No incident of violence was reported on Friday as people of Muslim community came out in large number to offer prayers amid tight security at all the 65 mosques in the city.
The district administration on Thursday evening announced that on Friday the prohibitory orders will be relaxed between 9am and 4pm at Ulidih, Azadnagar, MGM and Mango police stations (falling under Mango area).
This was extended till 6 pm after an announcement made by the district administration at 2 pm seeing no untoward incident reported. In other city parts curfew was relaxed between 6 am to 8 pm but was later extended till 10 pm after peace prevailed.
“After studying the situation and taking feedback from all the four police stations and also from other parts of the city we decided to go for an extension of two hours of prohibitory orders.
We are also assessing situation in rest of the city and will take a decision on relaxation of prohibitory orders timing soon. Adequate security deployment was made at all religious places today,” said East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal.
The prohibitory orders relaxation in rest of the city announced by the district administration on Thursday evening was from 6 am to 8 pm. Rest of the city remained calm as usual.
East Singhbhum district superintendent of education, Indu Bhusan Singh issued a directive that all schools/ colleges (state-owned) can open from Saturday normally.
“We are really happy to note that the situation has improved in the city. Today we have issued a directive to open school from tomorrow.
All state-owned school will have to reopen from tomorrow while the private cradles management will take a decision on opening of schools independently,” said the district superintendent of education.
Incidentally, most of the English medium schools normally do not have classes on Saturday and Sunday and are expected to start classes from Monday.
Most of the government offices including provident fund regional office, state drinking water and sanitation department, state electricity board billing office at Mango remained operational.
Public transportation also ran normally on roads in Mango. Auto-rickshaws and private town buses plied normally elsewhere in city.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal said that movement of commercial carriers and heavy vehicles will not be affected due to the prohibition orders in city and Mango.
Notably, the trouble took place between the two communities in Mango on Monday night when three bike-borne youths shot in the air at Mango’s Gandhi Maidan where a fair, part of Id celebration, was on, allegedly tried to molest two girls near the Payal Cinema and then flashed firearms before residents of nearby Daiguttu locality.