Barricades in city restrict pvt vehicles movement

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Barricades in city restrict pvt vehicles movement

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Commissionerate police have erected barricades across the State capital city to restrict movement of private vehicles during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The move came a day after many denizens of the city were on Monday seen commuting with their vehicles despite the restriction imposed on movement of private vehicles.

However, persons engaged in organisations or agencies permitted to operate during the period as listed in the Government’s official notification regarding the lockdown were exempted.

Commissioner of Police Sudhanshu Sarangi has issued a clarification in this regard. He asked the people not to panic. People are in two categories, emergency workers and others who might need to travel.

Emergency workers are being provided vehicle passes and can use their identity cards till passes are issued. Others would be permitted for specific purposes and durations, for example going to hospital, Sarangi added.  

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