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2,497 vehicles held for defying prohibitory order in valley

2021 May 02, 19:03, Kathmandu
Two-wheelers that were impounded by the police for flouting prohibitory order

Security personnel have held a total of 2,497 vehicles for defying the prohibitory order in the three districts of Kathmandu valley on Sunday.

In Kathmandu only, 1522 vehicles — 426 heavy and four-wheelers and 1096 two-wheelers — have been held for defying order, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Ramshah Path informed NepalNews.

Likewise, Traffic Police in Lalitpur district have held a total of 791 vehicles — 193 heavy and four vehicles, 598 two-wheelers, the MTPD informed.

Similarly, Traffic Police in Bhaktapur have held a total of 184 vehicles — 72 heavy and four-wheelers and 112 two-wheelers — on the third day of the Prohibitory order in the valley.

On the other hand, 3391 people were kept at the holding centre according to Teku Metropolitan Officer.

Similarly, Lalitpur Metropolitan distributed a face mask to 300 people and Bhaktapur Metropolitan fined 66 people for not wearing a face mask, according to respective officers.

All the vehicles have been kept on hold as earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs had warned to take stringent action against those defying the prohibitory order.

On Saturday, 2098 vehicles were held on Saturday, and 4,070 others on the first day of the prohibitory order.

On the first and the second day, security personnel had freed the offending vehicles as well as people defying order after reprimanding them and warning them not to repeat the offence again.

The prohibitory order imposed from Thursday will remain effective for a fortnight in the valley and more than a dozen of districts to break the chain of transmission of novel coronavirus infection.

The prohibitory order has been issued as per Section 2 of the Communicable Disease Act, 2020 and Sub-section 3 of Section 6 of Local Administration Act, 2028.


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