Mumbai: Thousands of vehicles seized on breaking lockdown norms, people afraid of leaving home

Jun 30 2020 04:14 PM
Mumbai: Thousands of vehicles seized on breaking lockdown norms, people afraid of leaving home

Mumbai: The strictest lockdown rules have been implemented in Mumbai, the worst affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The Mumbai Police has implemented two km radius rule from June 28. In violation of this, the police have seized more than 23 thousand vehicles in just two days. At the same time, this is also adversely affecting business. According to the shopkeeper associations, there has been a 5 per cent decline in sales.

The Mumbai Police has asked people to exercise and shop within 2 km radius of their house. People have been allowed to go out of this realm only in the case of work or medical emergencies. Police seized 7075 vehicles on 28 June and 16291 on 29 June. Due to fear of confiscation of vehicle, now people are avoiding leaving the house. People are giving priority to online marketing instead of going to the shop. The Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA) has raised a question about whether it is an attempt to bring the economy back on track or to benefit the e-commerce companies by closing Mumbai again.

The president of the association Viren Shah has said that the business of retail shops was stalled for 11 weeks. Due to the action of vehicle seas, people have started living indoors due to fear. He said that we all understand that caution is important and business should continue with this. Then why such blockade and harassment?

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