Noida: Over 1,700 vehicles penalised for flouting Covid-19 curbs

Altogether, 1,74,200 were collected in fines during the action, the police said.
By : PTI
| Updated on: 26 Aug 2020, 12:14 PM
Police personnel check a commuter travelling from Delhi to Noida (PTI)
Police personnel check a commuter travelling from Delhi to Noida (PTI)
Police personnel check a commuter travelling from Delhi to Noida (PTI)
Police personnel check a commuter travelling from Delhi to Noida

Owners of over 1,700 vehicles were issued challans across Noida and Greater Noida on Monday over alleged violation of the curbs imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Gautam Buddh Nagar police said.

Also, around a dozen vehicles were impounded for similar violations across the district, which has so far recorded over 7,300 positive cases of Covid-19 including 43 deaths, according to official figures.

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Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144, which bars assembly of more than four persons, is in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar in view of the pandemic. 

(Also read: Over 1,900 vehicles fined, 10 impounded for flouting Covid-19 curbs in Noida)

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"A total of 4,717 vehicles were checked across 200 barrier points in the district and challans issued to 1,714 of them while another 11 were impounded for violating the curbs placed due to Covid-19," the police said in a statement.

Altogether, 1,74,200 were collected in fines during the action, the police said.

The Noida-Delhi border, which was closed for normal public movement since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March, has been reopened since August 1, officials said.

First Published Date: 26 Aug 2020, 12:13 PM IST
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