This came after the state imposed a week-long total lockdown to break the chain of the coronavirus pandemic.
There were long queues outside shops and bumber-to-bumper traffic on the roads — all trying to get their hands on grocery and vegetables in the early three-hour relaxation from 8 am to 11 am.
With neighbouring West Bengal also under lockdown, retailers and wholesalers in the state have struggled to get more ration during this time after the lockdown.
Some people spread the word that the available items may get over soon, hence the rush on the first of lockdown relaxation on Monday.
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