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Mumbai Police discontinues the 'Colour Code' plan for vehicles

A few days back, the police has implemented a new plan basis which coloured stickers were issued to the vehicles which were used for essential services. However, the plan has been discontinued in merely seven days due to the confusion faced by citizens.

Mumbai Police discontinues the 'Colour Code' plan for vehicles
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The government of Maharashtra recently imposed a strict lockdown in the state with an aim to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Strict guidelines and measures were announced whereby citizens were asked not to leave their homes unless necessary. Moreover, the movement of private transport was also restricted, and travel only essential services and medical emergencies were permitted. 

Keeping this in mind, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagarale also announced the colour code scheme to identify the vehicles which were being used in the city for essential services. Passengers were asked to collect the same from nearby police station and to stick them on the vehicles for the identification. As per the plan, vehicles will be recognised based on one of the three colours issued by the police.

However, the department has ordered to discontinue the plan within merely seven days. New orders have been issued for the same, and the officials have now informed that it was not mandatory for the vehicles to use the stickers. Reports state that the citizens complained about the confusion regarding the colour and several questions were being directed to the Mumbai Police via the social media platforms. Hence, this method developed by the department was not effective.

Sharing more information earlier, Hemant Nagrale said, "We are strictly enforcing the lockdown as per the directives issued by the state government. Traffic jams are being observed at important checkpoints and toll plazas, due to which several doctors, nurses, ambulances, are also being affected. Therefore, we are introducing color codes for the vehicles of the essential service personnel."

"Color codes will be issued to vehicles providing essential services in Mumbai. Strict action will be taken against those violating the rules of the government. We shall investigate if the passengers in these vehicles are truly working in this essential services," he had added.

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