Hyderabad: The town heaved a sigh of reduction on Sunday, the primary day previous the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown within the state. Denizens in massive numbers loved the weekend vacation by stepping out of their properties, consuming out, and having fun with themselves.
A preferred location for the night out, the Necklace Street renamed as P.V. Narasimha Rao Marg in honour of the previous prime minister, was crowded after the lengthy lull. Households with kids had been seen alongside the street after sunset, having fun with the cool breeze.
The night additionally noticed a number of bars and pubs within the metropolis with clients, whereas road-side eateries and takeaway joints did brisk enterprise.
It was the Necklace Street the place individuals moved about freely, apparently with no care about Covid-19 as a lot of the individuals had been seen with out masks.
One aspect of the whole stretch, as was the case with the Tank Bund Street, was lined with automobiles, and teams of individuals had been transferring about, snacking on meals bought from distributors on push carts or from the small stalls that dot the Necklace Street.
Requested if the gang seen on Sunday night was ‘regular’ for a weekend, a cop on patrol stated this Sunday was totally different. “Log bandaron ke jhundon ke jaisa aagaye. Itney log kabhi nahin dekha (Folks have are available droves like bands of marauding monkeys. I’ve by no means seen such a crowd on a Sunday).”
From the Necklace Street, the crowds spilled over to the NTR Marg too.
The Tank Bund itself, with only one eatery and few push cart distributors, was much less crowded than the Necklace Street. Households could possibly be seen taking photos, particularly of the newly done-up sections, and having fun with themselves on the primary evening out within the metropolis with none restrictions in a span of a number of weeks.