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Night curfew in Aurangabad: Night curfew in Aurangabad till March 14 | Aurangabad News – Times of India

AURANGABAD: Starting from tonight (February 23) night curfew will be imposed in the limits of Aurangabad city police commissionorate. Commissioner of police Nikhil Gupta told TOI, “It has been decided to impose night curfew from tonight. It’ll continue till March 8.”
It was following a closed door meeting of district collector Sunil Chavan, municipal administrator Astik Kumar Pandey and CP Gupta, the decision in this regard was unanimously taken.
The night curfew will remain in force from 11pm to 6am and only the essential services apart from industries, media related services, goods transport services have been exempted.
To ensure effective night curfew, 55 four wheelers and 25 two wheelers of the city police, apart from senior police officers will take to roads.
As per the issued instructions, those found violating the norms will be booked under relevant sections of IPC as well as under Epidemic Diseases Act.
Gupta said, “We want citizens to avoid social, religious and political gatherings, unless it is of utmost importance or emergency in nature. If the situation goes out of hand, we will be compelled to go ahead with a complete lockdown.”
Authorities clarified that at this stage, the situation in Aurangabad is absolutely under control and can definitely improve, provided citizens start behaving responsibly. “Follow social distancing as well as hygiene related norms, while stepping out of home as well as while travelling and while being at their respective workplaces will definitely ensure that things remain under control,” said Pandey
District administration has clarified that no decision has been taken so far on bringing any curbings or restrictions on weekly and daily markets. However, citizens have been warned to take utmost precautionary measures including use of face masks, so that fine is not imposed on them by the squads.
Following the meeting, CP Gupta issued instructions to all the four divisions of traffic police to ensure that none of the public or private transport services including auto-rickshaws ferry more passengers than the permissible limits. “Those vehicles found carrying more number of passengers or if their drivers or passengers are found without masks, will face action,” assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Suresh Wankhede.

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