Hyderabad: Director-General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy, who was on the field monitoring lockdown restrictions in the city, said all the entry and exit points of Hyderabad as well as those in other cities and towns in the state would be closed to ensure strict implementation of the lockdown.
The Hyderabad city police booked 5,680 cases of lockdown violations on Saturday.
‘The entry and exit points would be opened only after lockdown is lifted. Vehicles that are plying in an unauthorised manner during the lockdown would be seized and handed over to the owners concerned only after lockdown,’ the DGP said.
If anyone attempts to step out on the pretext of buying medicines with old prescriptions given by doctors, then action would be taken against them and their vehicle would also be seized,’ Mahendar Reddy said.
He also asked the shopkeepers and hawkers not to allow customers after 9.30 am during lockdown relaxation timings. The shop owners and hawkers must see that customers complete their transaction by 9.30 am so that he or she could reach their residence before 10 am.
Since there is heavy movement of goods vehicles during lockdown, the movement of such vehicles would be permitted from 9 pm till 8 am the next day for loading and unloading of commodities and other material and between 10 am and 9 pm no goods vehicles would be allowed.
‘The management of various industries, which are permitted to operate during lockdown, were asked to adjust shift timings of their employees to avoid movement during lockdown. The Station House Officers (SHOs) would discuss the matter with the managements’ in their jurisdiction,’ he concluded.