The Delhi Police on Monday mentioned patrolling has been elevated and strict motion might be taken towards those that don’t comply with coronavirus tips issued in view of Holi. Amid a surge in COVID-19 instances within the nationwide capital, the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) had on Tuesday ordered that there could be no public celebrations right here throughout upcoming festivals comparable to Holi and Navaratri.
Delhi reported 1,881 coronavirus instances on Sunday, the best in round three-and-half months, whereas the positivity charge rose to 2.35 per cent, in accordance with the well being division.
Patrolling has been intensified throughout Holi, Delhi Police Public Relations Officer Chinmoy Biswal mentioned.
“Pickets have been positioned by the district police of their respective areas. Patrolling has been elevated. Police are specializing in those that are concerned in drunken driving and motion might be taken towards them,” he mentioned.
“As public gathering shouldn’t be allowed this yr throughout Holi celebrations, strict motion might be taken towards those that don’t adhere to coronavirus protocols. Delhi Police appeals to the general public to have a good time Holi with their members of the family at dwelling,” Biswal mentioned.
Police personnel, in addition to patrolling, are additionally urging to folks to remain of their houses in view of rising coronavirus instances and making bulletins via loudspeakers about tips and security protocols.
The Delhi Visitors Police has additionally made elaborate preparations to examine incidents of drunken driving and over-speeding amongst others.
“Particular checking groups have been deployed at main intersections and weak factors to detect and prosecute visitors violators. Particular visitors police checking groups together with PCR and native police groups have been stationed on varied roads and strategic places or intersections throughout Delhi,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Visitors) Meenu Choudhary mentioned.
In instances of drunken driving, purple mild leaping, utilizing cell phone whereas driving, harmful driving and over dashing, the driving license might be seized and it will likely be chargeable for suspension for a interval of minimal of three months, police mentioned.
Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev had earlier directed authorities to make sure strict compliance of the DDMA order. On Saturday, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava had instructed his officers to make sure optimum visibility of the pressure and comply with security tips whereas strictly implementing the DDMA orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In view of consecutive festivals within the coming week, he had confused that the DDMA tips relating to COVID-appropriate behaviour must be strictly adhered to and enforced on the bottom.
The police commissioner had additionally instructed his workers to comply with security tips whereas implementing the DDMA orders.