INCREASED SURVEILLANCE AT SIX MARKETS IN NOIDA

RELAXATIONS GRANTED TO PUBLIC-

As the second wave of covid-19 has finally come under control in India, the government has initiated the process of unlocking the country. Many relaxations have been granted by the government like a certain time frame within which shops, malls, markets, restaurants can be opened and people are allowed outside their homes.

During the pandemic, except for an emergency, people were not allowed anywhere outside their homes. Now, as the unlocking progresses, the crowd is increasing in the markets, malls, and other similar places during the day. But, the number of violations is also increasing simultaneously.

GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED-

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The government has specifically mentioned the guidelines regarding covid-19 that the people have to follow if they are in any public places. But, the police department has reported cases against many people who have violated the covid-19 norms. This increases the risk of the spread of the covid-19 even more.

INCREASING VIOLATIONS AFTER UNLOCKING-

Recently, in Noida large number of cases of violations of the covid-19 guidelines have been reported. This has drastically increased as the government has allowed shops, markets, malls, offices, etc to open partially during the day.

  • The situation is worst in the markets of Noida like Atta and other markets.
  • People in large amounts are seen without masks and not maintaining the required social distancing from other people.
  • The police department has increased surveillance in such areas.
  • Strict checking is now done to ensure that the covid norms are followed.
  • Penalties are charged by the violators and challans are issued to them.
  • They also said that people are not wearing masks but rather carrying it to save themselves from fines and challans.

MEASURES TAKEN TO CONTROL COVID VIOLATIONS-

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The local authorities, in an interview, mentioned that special teams have been formed to keep a constant check on these highly crowded areas in Noida; which included six markets and metro stations in the city.

  • Police teams are also formed to monitor areas in Harola, Sector 51, Sector 41, Sector 18, Atta, and Brahmaputra market in Sector 29.
  • A police officer said that police stations in Sector 39 and 49 will form one team each, whereas police stations in Sector 20 will form three covid monitoring teams.
  • To maintain the crowd at the metro stations, police teams have also been deployed outside these stations.
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