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On Day 1, Mumbai police reports over 2000 challans during night curfew

The Mumbai police have stepped up the vigil on places like Marine Drive, Juhu Choupatty, Worli Seaface and Bandstand to make sure that nobody stays out in groups beyond the stipulated time.

On Day 1, Mumbai police reports over 2000 challans during night curfew
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On the first day of the night curfew, Tuesday night, December 22, the Mumbai traffic police recorded over 2,000 traffic violations across the city. The violations include not wearing of helmet/seatbelt, without license and not wearing mask.

A day after the state government has announced night curfew, the Mumbai Police were seen imposing the guidelines strictly across the city and installed nakabandis at various places.

Police stated that the number of challans seemed high than usual due to heightened checking at various places.

The police have stepped up the vigil on places like Marine Drive, Juhu Choupatty, Worli Seaface and Bandstand to make sure that nobody stays out in groups beyond the stipulated time. As a lot of Mumbaikars go of there for night walks and leisure time with their families.

City police have been asked to enforce the night curfew in full force. The Maharashtra government has had announced the night curfew will remain in force till January 5 between 11 pm to 6 am. The night curfew has been imposed due to a new strain of coronavirus infections in the UK, Italy and South Africa.

Clarifying further, the officials said that the taxis, cars and auto-rickshaws are allowed to operate at night, provided they continue to follow the existing norms. This decision by the government was taken to avoid inconvenience to passengers as the offices and essential workers would be operating like before.

Moreover, the BMC has also taken up a major drive in pubs and restaurants by fining patrons who were not wearing a mask while the club owners are issued show-cause notices for violating the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 as they were running till late hours. The current time limit for pubs and nightclubs in Mumbai to stay open, set by the city's civic body, is 11:30 pm. However, according to police officials, it is observed that the nightclubs are operating till 4 am. As a result, the staff members and owners are either booked or fined with a hefty amount for flouting the rules.

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