More Than 2,000 Vehicles Fined Violating Lockdown

by Jatin Chhibber | 26/03/2020
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The police officials in UP and Noida has fined more than 2,000 vehicles for now following government’s instructions. These fines were issued by Uttar Pradesh police, a few days back during “Janta Curfew”

To prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, the Indian government has locked down the whole country for the next 21 days. Hefty fines are imposed on the people who are violating governments guidelines. The police officials in UP and Noida has fined more than 2,000 vehicles for now following government’s instructions. These fines were issued by Uttar Pradesh police, a few days back during “Janta Curfew”. The people were asked to stay inside their houses and were suggested not to go out. Nevertheless, there were many people, who went out to enjoy driving their vehicles on empty roads.

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After looking at this violation of rules, Noida police took a serious step on such rule-breakers and imposed around 2,000 challans on the people who are out on roads without any valid reason. The police officials stopped vehicles and asked owners their reason to be on road. The sections on which these fines are imposed are not known yet, but it’s quite important for all of us to stay at home right now, and promote social distancing. There are several videos flooded over the internet, showing that cops are using lathis on the people who are out on streets without any reason to ensure that they do not come out of their homes again.

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Violators with playcards

In places like Punjab and Rajasthan, the cops have started taking pictures of the violators with placards saying “We are irresponsible citizens”

In places like Punjab and Rajasthan, the cops have started taking pictures of the violators with placards saying “We are irresponsible citizens”. Although no fines were imposed on the vehicle owners. In other news, the Indian automobile industry is losing Rs 1,500 crore a day, due to the lock-down. Several car launches have been cancelled and postponed. Moreover, around 7,20,000 lakh BS4 vehicles left unsold. These BS4 vehicles consist of 7 lakh two-wheelers, 12,000 passengers vehicles and 8,000 commercial vehicles. 

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