Several entry factors to the capital district in Kerala have been closed down for site visitors
Thiruvananthapuram district got here under a triple lockdown once more after a hiatus of a 12 months on Monday with a number of entry factors closed down for site visitors. Restrictions have been intensified in view of the worrying spike in COVID-19 instances throughout the previous few weeks.
With the City Police deciding to optimise its deployment for efficient enforcement, 20 entry factors that led to the State capital had been sealed to streamline entry and exit by way of six different factors, mainly Vetturoad in Kazhakuttam, Maruthoor in Mannanthala, Vazhayila in Peroorkada, Kundamankadavu in Poojappura, Pallichal in Nemom and Chappathu in Vizhinjam.
Queues of motorists
The association led to serpentine queues of motorists at these places throughout the preliminary hours of the day, with the police tightly screening all autos. Access was permitted for less than these concerned in important or different providers which have been exempted from the lockdown, and others requiring emergency medical consideration. Numerous individuals had been turned again for need of passable causes for journey.
City Police Commissioner Balram Kumar Upadhyay, who inspected the preparations at varied places, mentioned there have been makes an attempt to misuse permission granted for varied functions. Besides, some motorists have additionally been discovered carrying invalid passes that had been issued earlier. Such cases will probably be handled stringently, he mentioned.
Police sources mentioned the appreciable rush on the roads may very well be partly attributed to the functioning of retailers promoting important commodities. The district administration has permitted such retailers to perform on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
High alert in coastal areas
The coastal and rural elements of the district have additionally been witnessing heightened alert, with the police reining in pointless journey. Vehicles coming from Tamil Nadu are being permitted entry on the Inchivila inter-State border solely after furnishing passes obtained from the COVID-19 Jagratha portal.
The triple lockdown focuses on surveillance on the borders of the district, every police station limits in addition to places the place COVID-19 sufferers, major and secondary contacts reside.
To stop quarantine violations, the police have deployed bike patrol groups. In addition, the ward-level committees that comprise beat cops have additionally been tasked with preserving tabs on such violations.