After witnessing rush of people and breaching of lockdown rules on the very first day of the week-long lockdown, the City Police Commissioner has asked the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to restrict all relaxations provided for buying essentials. “Grocery, vegetable and meat shops should be allowed to remain open only from 12 noon to 4 pm so that people would not come out unnecessarily on the pretext of shopping,” said Commissioner of Police (CP) Amitesh Kumar
As the markets and shops were closed, it would definitely help in containing the graph of novel coronavirus spread. “We have also noticed some shortcomings that would be corrected from Tuesday. Checking points will be relocated and patrolling will be intensified in the inner lanes of residential areas. Similarly, deployment of force will also be reorganised,” Kumar said. On Monday, police detained 638 vehicles for unnecessary movement on streets, 861 persons were fined for not wearing masks, 363 persons were slapped with fines for not maintaining social distancing, and 42 offences were registered under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code, provisions of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act. A man was also booked under Prohibition Act for smuggling of liquor. Amitesh Kumar, Additional CPs and Deputy CPs hit the streets since morning for supervisions of lockdown. A total of 99 checking points have been put in place across the city and eight on the borders.CP also said that some private offices were found operating with full manpower. As per the prescribed rule, the offices are allowed to operate with just 10 per cent manpower. “We will form special squads at Zonal-levels. These squads will visit the offices across the city and if the offices are found violating lockdown protocol, they will initiate penal action against them.Flyovers to remain closed ALL flyovers across the city will remain closed during the lockdown period to avoid unnecessary movement of people. It came to notice that vehicles ply in great speed when flyovers are deserted which can cause accidents. He added.