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Mumbai Police impounds over 6,900 vehicles on Sunday for flouting lockdown guidelines

Aditya Chatterjee  | Updated: June 29, 2020, 05:41 PM IST

In a major crackdown against people who are disregarding the Lockdown guidelines, Mumbai Police impounded over 6,900 vehicles. These include people who were at a distance of more than 2km from their residence, office and were travelling without any valid reason. In a directive, Mumbai Police had mentioned on Sunday that strict action will be taken against all the people venturing out with any convincing reason and are beyond the radius of 2km from their house or office. The directive had also mentioned that all the trips for essential reasons which include shopping, exercise, etc should be done in the mentioned radius.

This has been done to avoid necessary crowding of people at public places and maintain social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which has recently taken more lives at the financial capital. TOI reports, 1,372 two-wheelers, 297 private cars, 165 three wheelers and 128 taxis, making a total of 1,962 vehicles. Further, 4,984 vehicles were impounded from local police - 1,297 from Jogeshwari East-Andheri East, 748 from Dahisar East-Goregaon East and 558 vehicles from Dahisar West Goregaon West region. However, there have been reports that the cop confiscated vehicles even when it was in the mentioned 2 km radius, while traveling to office or home

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