Over 1,700 vehicles penalised, eight impounded in Noida for flouting Covid curbs1 min read . Updated: 30 Jul 2020, 08:22 AM IST
- On Wednesday, 4,608 vehicles were checked across 200 barrier points in the district.
Owners of more than 1,700 vehicles were penalised across Noida and Greater Noida on Wednesday for allegedly violating curbs imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gautam Buddh Nagar police said.
Also, more than half a dozen vehicles were impounded for similar violation during a 24-hour period till Wednesday night in Gautam Buddh Nagar, where Covid-19 has infected over 4,950 people and claimed 41 lives so far, according to official figures.
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.
"On Wednesday, 4,608 vehicles were checked across 200 barrier points in the district and challans issued to 1,745 of them, while another eight were impounded for violating the curbs imposed due to Covid-19 outbreak," the police said in a statement.
Altogether, ₹2,01,600 were collected in fines during the action, the 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.
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