More than 20 vehicles penalised in Dimapur for violating lockdown rule
Dimapur, May 15 (EMN): Business establishments and markets remained closed across Dimapur on day-2 of the total lockdown imposed by the government of Nagaland to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19.
Streets and footpaths that were usually filled with vegetable vendors, fruit sellers and pedestrians looked deserted. While grocery stores and other shops remained closed, some pharmacies and ATM booths were seen open, as they are exempted under the purview of the lockdown.
Police personnel were seen at different points across the commercial hub, checking unnecessary movement of people and vehicles.
A traffic police officer on duty at Clock Tower traffic point informed that around “20-24 vehicles were penalised from last night (May 14) till now”. He said that as per the directives, some shops were allowed to open from 6 am to 12 noon, ‘and so they were checking the vehicles to see if they were following the odd-even system, but after 12 pm, all movements would be restricted except for emergency cases including vehicles on medical duty, police personnel on duty and other categories that are exempted.’ Another police officer on duty outside the sub-urban police station informed that they were checking all the vehicles to see that there were no defaulters. They had erected a bamboo barricade to stop the vehicles and check them.
He stated that except for emergency cases, they send back all the other vehicles. He said that people have been asked to shop and buy from their own locality instead of going to other areas.
He went on to inform that police personnel were performing their duty in shifts but they would be on duty 24/7 to check the movements. He informed that there had been no defaulters from his beat till the time of filing this report.