“The umbrella trick yielded good results as people were more disciplined in the queue lines on Tuesday,” said rural district SP Ch Vijaya Rao. In fact, tipplers too had liked the idea of carrying the umbrella as it had become very difficult for them to stand in queue for long hours in the scorching heat. “It served double purpose. Umbrella saved them heat and also prevented them going close to the next in the line,” said Vijaya Rao.
The rule has been enforced at all liquor outlets across the district. In fact, enforcing the rule even in the markets including rythu bazaars will help maintain the social distancing in the crowded places.
Senior officials are reportedly contemplating replicating the rule at all market places as people have been seen jostling with each other and ignoring social distancing.