Noida: 29 arrested, 2,585 vehicles challaned for flouting Covid-19 curbs
Twenty-nine people were arrested and owners of 2,585 vehicles penalised across Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly violating curbs imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gautam Buddh Nagar police said.
Also, 58 vehicles were impounded for a similar violation during a 24-hour period till Saturday night in Gautam Buddh Nagar as restrictions continued in the district, like the rest of places in Uttar Pradesh, due to lockdown-like curbs imposed on weekends.
The restrictions have been imposed as part of the state government's concerted efforts for screening and testing people for COVID-19 and to check the spread of other vector-borne diseases.
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144, which bars assembly of more than four persons, is also in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar, whose urban areas fall in the 'Red Zone' for COVID-19.
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"Ten FIRs were registered on Saturday and 29 people arrested for violating the curbs. A total of 5,817 vehicles were checked across 200 barrier points in the district and challans issued to 2,585 of them, while another 58 were impounded," police said in a statement.
Altogether, ₹2,02,300 was collected in fines during the action, police said.
The Noida-Delhi border continues to remain sealed for movement except for essential services and people having passes issued by the district administration, according to officials.