scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Mumbai Police asks people to stay within 2 km of homes, else vehicles to be seized

Following the new rules, Mumbai Police on Sunday seized 5,000 vehicles for plying without any specific reason. As many as 670 vehicles were impounded in south region, 698 vehicles in central region, 560 in eastern suburbs, 1,766 in western region and 1,306 in northern suburbs.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
June 29, 2020 3:48:42 am
coroanvirus in mumbai, mumbai covid-19 cases, mumbai police, mumbai 2km radius rule, mumbai coroanvirus news, indian express news The police also threatened to close down shops or markets that are found flouting social distancing norms. (Representational)

The Mumbai Police on Sunday said that it will seize all privately-owned vehicles that are found to have travelled beyond a 2-km radius from the houses of the owners for purposes other than going to office or availing medical services during emergencies.

However, those travelling in private vehicles but are involved in essential services have been exempted from the rule.

Since June 8, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai have increased from 50,085 to 75,539. The number of deaths have increased from 1,702 to 4,371.

Also Read| 364% jump since June 1: Questions over contact-tracing, isolation measures as Covid cases rise in Mira Bhayander

As part of the guidelines issued by the police, only people who are headed to offices or facing a medical emergency, are allowed to travel in their private vehicles beyond a radius of 2-km from their houses. For other purposes, vehicles are not allowed to ply beyond the 2-km radius.

Also, curfew shall remain in place between 9 pm to 5 am and those vehicles still found roaming on the roads without any specific reason shall be impounded and heavy fines imposed. According to the guidelines, visit to markets, salons and beauty parlours should also be restricted within a radius of 2-km from the residence of the customers.

Also Read| 10 more from Pune Police test positive

“Outdoor movement for the purpose of exercise is strictly restricted to open spaces within a radius of 2 km from places of residence,” the guidelines stated. The police also threatened to close down shops or markets that are found flouting social distancing norms.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok said, “I sincerely appeal to the residents to strictly adhere to the lockdown guidelines as issued by the state government. Movement for medical emergencies and essential activities are permitted. While moving outside, wearing face masks are compulsory.”

Following the new rules, Mumbai Police on Sunday seized 5,000 vehicles for plying without any specific reason. As many as 670 vehicles were impounded in south region, 698 vehicles in central region, 560 in eastern suburbs, 1,766 in western region and 1,306 in northern suburbs.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement