Kerala Lockdown Day 16: Rs 20 meals at Janakiya hotels, daily parcel services by Railways

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Kerala Lockdown Day 16: Rs 20 meals at Janakiya hotels, daily parcel services by Railways

With nine new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, Kerala's curve has remained generally flat confirming that the lockdown has been largely effective in containing the community spread of the virus.

checkout the list of essential and other services available in the state to see you through the last week of the lockdown.

Essential commodities at doorsteps

Kerala police cyberdome has come out with an app to facilitate the delivery of essential commodities at your home till lockdown is in effect. The facility is in association with the Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi.

Consumers and traders can use the app or website.

Click here to download the app for consumers

Click here to download the app for shops

Rs 20 meals from Janakiya hotels

The Thiruvanthapuram Municipality in collaboration with Kudumbasree is all set to provide Rs 20 meals through Janakiya restaurants. The meals are delivered to households for just Rs 25.

Those wishing to avail the home delivery facility of the Janakiya Hotel must book in advance before 8pm on the previous day. To order, please contact: 7034001843 , 7012285498 , 6235740810 , 9061917457 , 7012827903 , 8129016079 , 8921663462

Daily parcel special service


The Thiruvananthapuram Division of Southern Railway will run Daily Parcel Special Service Train between Thiruvananthapuram – Kozhikode – Thiruvananthapuram. The parcel special service train will be run from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikode from April 9 to April 14 (6 services) and from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram from April 9 to April 14 (6 services). Public can avail this facility and send / receive parcels.

Train No.00655 Thiruvananthapuram – Kozhikode daily parcel special service train will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 8am from April 9 to April 14 (6 services) and reach Kozhikode at 6pm the same day. Train No.00656 Kozhikode – Thiruvananthapuram daily parcel special service train will leave Kozhikode at 08.00 hrs. from April 9 to April 14 (6 services) and reach Thiruvananthapuram at 6pm the same day.

For further enquiries relating to parcel special service train, the following may be contacted:

1. Joy, Chief Parcel Inspector, Thiruvananthapuram - +91-81295 99529.

2. Commercial Control, Thiruvananthapuram - +91-95678 69375.

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Helplines for foreigners

Ministry of Tourism has set up a task force comprising both central and state tourism departments to address the issues being brought forward in real-time. The Coordination group is working through WhatsApp, emails and telephones to ensure smooth information flow.

The Ministry's 24x7 helpline number is 1363. For more information visit: or

Facebook Live tips for farming

To help and aid the people in micro-green and vegetable farming, the Haritha Kerala Mission will conduct a class via Facebook Live on Monday at 4pm. Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had suggested that during the lockdown people should attempt to cultivate vegetables at home.

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Banking hours

The State Level Bankers’ Committee has decided that Monday onwards all banks in Kerala will be open only from 10am to 2pm. Earlier, the time for banks was from 10am to 4pm on account of salary, pension and disbursal of other relief funds.

Postman for banking

The postal department has come to the aid of many who are unable to withdraw money from banks due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

A new initiative will see postal employees delivering money to homes for free. Up to Rs 10,000 will be delivered in cash. The facility can be availed by those who have linked their bank account number and mobile phone number with Aadhaar. Click to read the detailed procedure for such transactions.

Post office on wheels

The mobile post office which was already available in Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram districts will now start functioning in Ernakulam postal division also. It will offer minimal counter services (savings bank deposits, withdrawals, e-Money orders, PLI premium payment etc) and will start functioning from Wednesday.

Moratorium for cooperative loans till May 31

The cooperative department has announced a moratorium till May 31 for repayment of all loans taken from cooperative banks and societies. This is also applicable to the 'Muttathe Mulla' loan. During this period, penal interest will not be levied.

How to avail RBI's loan moratorium?

Following the three-month moratorium on loan repayments announced by the Reserve Bank of India in view of the coronavirus outbreak, banks are introducing various methods for customers to avail it.

No ration card? An affidavit can get you supplies

Those without ration cards may access the ration supplies at fair price shops through an affidavit, Ernakulam District Supply Officer informed. The eldest member of the family has to submit the affidavit. Those families without ration cards in any part of Kerala can avail up to 15 kilograms of rice from the fair price shops in this manner.

Ration complaints

If you find that the free ration supplied is less than what is promised by the government you can register a complaint on the toll-free number 1800 425 4835 or on the website

Source: Manoramaonline