"The restrictions on movement of trucks and checking at inter-state borders in view of the Independence Day alert which resulted in low onion supply was discussed in the meeting," said a Delhi government official.

Meanwhile, the state government has decided to sell onions at reasonable prices through 150 mobile vans from August 17. "The mobile vans would be deployed at various places across the city. During the day, the vans would cover more localities," said an official.

The offices of the Commissioner (Food and Civil Supplies) and the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board would monitor the vans.

The price of onions in the wholesale market on Tuesday was Rs 50 a kg, but it ranged between Rs 60 and Rs 80 a kg in retail stores.

Dikshit also directed state Chief Secretary Deepak Mohan Spolia to take immediate measures in this regard. Spolia also chaired a meeting to discuss issues related to the price rise.

(Agencies)

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