You may not be wrong if you called the heart of Mylapore a kind of ghost town at high noon today.
For this is how it looked, Luz Circle and the Mada Streets – as the first day of the noontime lockdown of new pandemic time regulations came into force today.
All stores and hawkers had to shut shop and many began to pull down the shutters even as early as 11.30oam. The hawkers of Luz Circle were hardly around and even traffic was thin at noon.
But the veggie hawkers at the far end of South Mada Street did not close; it needed some stern warnings from the police patrol to get them to wind up, reluctantly.
Many shoppers who seemed to have lost track of the regulations were at a loss when they chose to shop and retraced their steps.