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Authorities mull imposing curfew across Pune

While strict restrictions already enforced in four key areas, best cop Venkatesham said transfer is needed as voters flouting regulations

The secure increase within the selection of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) instances within the city has led authorities to look for stricter measures to comprise the unfold of the virus. Since the virus spreads speedy due to human-to-human touch, the town’s law enforcement division has cordoned off key areas below four police jurisdictions. Curfews were imposed in these localities from April 7 to 14.

If the curve is not seen to be pulling down in the next few days, an identical restrictions will probably be imposed around the city, Pune police commissioner Okay Venkatesham said in an professional remark on Wednesday.

The four jurisdictions where the curfew has been enforced are Khadak, Faraskhana, Swargate and Kondhwa, where motion has been banned. Legal motion will probably be taken in opposition to voters flouting curfew norms and roaming the town without any legitimate reason, the remark further mentioned. It will also be mentioned here that Pune police have taken motion in opposition to greater than four,500 people thus far.


Since Wednesday morning, an identical curfew has been imposed in Sinhagad Road, Vadgaon, Dhayari, Narhe, Hingne and adjacent areas. Law enforcement officers were patrolling the streets, interesting voters to stick indoors.

While Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had already issued orders to people in many parts of Sinhagad Road to be below house quarantine, locals allegedly aren't taking the diktat seriously, with many stepping out for trivial errands. Such blatant violations of the rule have induced police to implement strict restrictions, said officers.

Addressing the media, Venkatesham said, “The city has seen a spike within the selection of active instances as well as deaths due to COVID-19 in the past few days. Despite this, voters appear to be out and about, operating errands and casually roaming the streets. If issues don’t trade for the easier within the coming days, a curfew will probably be imposed around the city. Citizens are recommended to stock up for 10 days and not challenge out for grocery day by day. Roaming the town aimlessly has been banned since Tuesday.”

Around 500 police personnel conducted direction march in Katraj Chowk on Wednesday to alert the general public about the curfew imposed. They have stepped up police patrolling to stay an eye on unruly people.

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