INCREASE IN COVID VIOLATIONS AFTER UNLOCKING-
The spread of the second wave of the covid-19 has finally curbed in India. This was only possible because of the joint efforts of the governments and the people in the country. The state, as well as the central governments, had implemented various covid-19 related norms which the people were asked to follow. And because of this, the spread of the second wave has somewhat come under control.
As the situation has improved, the number of violations of covid-19 rules is also increasing. Violations of traffic rules during the pandemic are increasing rapidly.
A LARGE NUMBER OF MOTORISTS CHALLANED IN KOLKATA-
In Kolkata, more than 1000 violations of the night curfew have been reported in a matter of a few hours. The state and the central government have allowed many relaxations after the unlocking. But, some restrictions are still to be followed by the people. And one of such restrictions is the implementation of the night curfew. People are not allowed anywhere outside after 9 pm every night. Only in cases of emergency are people allowed during this time.
- But, on 23rd July 2021, more than 1000 motorists were fined and challaned for violating the night curfew in Kolkata.
- The Kolkata traffic police department reported that these motorists were challaned on 23rd July between 9 pm to midnight.
NIGHT CURFEW VIOLATIONS IN KOLKATA-
- The Lalbazar area was the most crowded in the city.
- More traffic police had to be deployed there to maintain the traffic.
- On 23rd July, Friday, between 9 pm to 10 pm a total of 721 vehicles were checked; out of which 420 vehicles were challaned and fined.
- Between 10 pm to 11 pm, a total of 616 vehicles were checked; out of which, 370 vehicles were challaned and fined.
- The traffic police department in Kolkata carried out special drives on the same day at three bridges and four checkpoints in Kolkata.
Arijit Sinha, DC of the Kolkata traffic police department said “We carry out special checks on the weekends. We choose the spots to check to go by our collective experience – the same areas where we believed violators might converge”.