With individuals declining to remain inside, the traffic police likewise depended on conveying blockades on blood vessel streets in the city on Monday.
The Hyderabad Traffic Police on Monday got serious about the individuals who were found in the city without reason on the primary day of the total shutdown declared by the Telangana government until March 31, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hyderabad Traffic Police said that it had set up 73 check posts in the restrictions of every one of the 25 Traffic Police Stations under its locale and held onto an aggregate of 2,480 vehicles. This included 1,058 bikes, 948 three-wheelers (automobiles) and 429 four-wheelers.
“During the checking, officials grasped drivers proceeding onward the streets despite the lockdown revelation. Residents are mentioned to limit themselves in their homes and not turn out except if there is a crisis,” the police said in a press note.
The individuals who don’t hold fast to the lockdown rules will be reserved under Section 188 (Disobedience to arrange properly declared by community worker) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and their vehicles will be seized, specialists said.
Police likewise said that their Traffic Control room (040-27852482) and helpline number (9010203626) will be accessible nonstop, in the event of any crisis.
With individuals declining to remain inside, the traffic police additionally depended on sending blockades on blood vessel streets in the city on Monday.
If you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam right now, blame yourself. The @hydcitypolice has set up checkposts and will keep them closed. Heard it’s being opened once every 25minutes only— Donita Jose (@DonitaJose) March 23, 2020
Helpless and hopeless Hyderabad police just blocked the roads with barricades inorder to make sure people don’t come out of houses. @TelanganaDGP appealed every to stay home. This is near the CM camp office – Green Lands. #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/cSUaQQB2QV— Agasthya Kantu (@agasthyakantu) March 23, 2020
DGP Telangana Sri.M.Mahender reddy IPS today visited Historical Charminar & seen the arrangements of Hyderabad City police in view of lockdown & night curfew…..DGP instructed all the police officials to go tough on those who voilates the instructions….. pic.twitter.com/1605s7KAQQ— Telangana State Police (@TelanganaCOPs) March 23, 2020
‘Auto, taxi drivers are everyday bets’
Inferable from the crackdown by the Hyderabad police, numerous auto and taxi association pioneers have requested that the Telangana government think about them as day by day wage workers and help them during the lockdown time frame.
Declaring the lockdown on Sunday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that since the day by day wage laborers utilized in the development business and others would be influenced, the businesses would need to pay wages to them for the lockdown time frame. He said the administration would likewise pay compensation for its agreement representatives.
He likewise said 87 lakh white apportion cardholders would be given 12 kg rice and Rs 1,500 for purchasing nourishment things. It would cost the administration Rs 2,417 crore.
Sathi Reddy, general secretary of Telangana Autorickshaw Drivers Samakhya stated, “If an auto driver doesn’t go out each day, he won’t have the cash to take care of his family. Not every one of them will have white proportion cards, however. For these individuals, a few courses of action ought to be made.”
“We don’t have a sparing and a significant number of them live in neediness in the wake of having moved from towns to bring home the bacon in Hyderabad. We are prepared to help out the shutdown. On the off chance that the administration gives us an affirmation, we will remain at home,” he included.
Syed Nizamuddin from the Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA), which is additionally a representative of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), echoes a similar with regards to taxi and cab drivers.
“It is significant that their needs are tended to. The taxi and cab drivers ought to likewise be perceived and get some budgetary help. The administration has taken a decent activity to check the spread of coronavirus, and yet, it should assume the liability of day by day breadwinners, particularly taxi and auto drivers.”
“A large number of them have even purchased vehicles with the assistance of compared regularly scheduled payments (EMIs) and regardless of whether they don’t bring in cash to take care of that during the lockdown, they ought to at any rate get cash for their everyday dinners,” he included.