Mangaluru: Ban on private vehicles not applicable for medicos, media - Police chief


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SHP)

Mangaluru, Apr 2: Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha in a tweet clarified that the ban on movement of vehicles is not applicable for medical and media personnel.

Under this new development, police chief Harsha stated that in the event of medical emergencies, people would be provided with an ambulance. He also clarified that health workers, doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital administrators will be allowed to commute in private vehicles from their home to the workplace. Meanwhile, media will be allowed only if they produce a valid pass issued by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR).


Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha


Vehicles seized at Pumpwell

Earlier, a ban was announced on vehicular movement on roads in the district with effect from 12.30 pm on Thursday, April 2. This move was carried out to curb the unnecessary movement of private vehicles on road even after issuing several warnings to step out only during emergencies.

However, instead of keeping vehicles off the road, a couple of two-wheelers were seen along the Pumpwell road. Wasting no time, police officers have seized those specific vehicles. As many as 154 vehicles were seized. In yet another tweet, the police commissioner requested public to comply with instructions and avoid inconvenience. 

On Wednesday, a similar instance of vehicles getting seized was witnessed in the state capital, Bengaluru. Reportedly, over 6,800 vehicles were seized across the city. The Bengaluru chief of police made it clear that the owners would be able to get back their vehicles only after the 21-day lockdown ends on April 14. He added that the citizens should consider walking to the grocery stores rather than driving to it and also advised the people to not visit the shops daily.

Amid the strict lockdown enforced across the nation, many people discarding rules and putting lives in jeopardy have resulted in authorities striking down hard with whatever means necessary. Meanwhile, the government believes that with over 1.3 billion population and a fragile health system, proactive measures and carrying out the required law and order steps could very well be one of the ways that India curb the faster spread of the deadly coronavirus infections.



 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    All kinds of vehicles including autos were seen freely moving up to 12 noon?? Confused!

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    It is totally rubbish to ban two wheelers. Nowadays only aged husband and wife are residing. if wife cant walk then the necessity arises the husband to go and fetch things as he is also feeble to walk.

    So in that case if he uses his two wheeler he may be permitted/allowed to go. It is under human consideration to be done. Let the Police catch those who unncessarily roam and have a jolly ride on roads. You punish them and not aged people. Some rules are found extra-ordinary. Why punish others for the sake of jolly riders.

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  • Santhosh O P Noronha, Shakthinagar

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Without technical assistant (vehicle spare parts service station) how long road transport system will survive? Even the police vehicle,goods vehicle and ambulance may stuck on road!!?.

    If lock down continues, it will be totally disaster. More people may die because of hunger, without medical assistant, frustrations, dispersion and may be mass suicide rather then COVID 19 infection.

    Quarantine(keeping separate only the infected one) is ethical, logical and and technical. But total lock down is immoral, non logical and non technical. Quarantine and lock down are not same, they are different subjects. Today you may not understand , but when you understand it may be too late. Humans instead of worshipping True God, worship false gods and recently some gone extreme they mad a particular person as their god by accepting everything whatever he says or does. May be they do not want democracy, so they themselves inviting the dictator or dictatorship!!.

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  • Willie j, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    My 90 year oldmother-in-law suffering from alzeimers is being taken care of by a daughter who is also a senior citizen and recently underwent surgery for retinal detachment. I with my wife live abt 5kms away from them and we need to make regular trips to cater to their needs...how are we to handle the situation - can any arrangement be made for our presence on the road in case of need. Will we have any alternative?

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  • Sompa, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    try to get the e-pass with valid reason and justification.

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  • Willie J, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Dear Sompa'ji, how to get the e-pass, whom to approach, how to approach...kindly advise.

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  • James Pinto, Kudripadav Post

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    We both, my mother and myself are senior citizens aged 85 and 68 yrs of age respectively, We stay 6 kms from the nearest town. If private vehicles are banned how are we get our requirements.

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  • Raja Mukhopadhyay, Pumpwell

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Sir, kindly allow the vehicle from 7 to 1230 pm. Though we don't know fully the spreading habits of Covid but probably not with the vehicles in the street. Rather the crowded market is a real concern. Thanks for all your effort

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    My Mother is a postal employee. She has to go office by 10am! And the office is a couple of kms from Home. How do i drop her to the office!??

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  • Shajimon, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Workplace from home within 2 kms. Better go walking and come walking. Good exercise and will burn calories.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    My house is on a steep hill. How will i lug groceries up the hill with my back problem?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Think this is not fair on the Law Abiders ..!
    Ottarasi Confusion !
    However for the well being of our Country we should comply.
    I will comply ...God willing we will see happy days soon .
    Jai Hind .

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Pls don't ban vehicle movement

    DisAgree [3] Agree [16] Reply Report Abuse

  • Marjori, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Sir, we respect what you are saying but is there any option
    that in need a person can go to medical school for medicines
    Since we have elderly parents at home. Request you to consider
    on certain term.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Harsha Sir..Please allow persons with genuine medical prescriptions to buy medicines, vehicles taking patients ,pregnant ladies to go to hospital, doctors clinic etc.

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  • Deepu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Banning vehicles reduce spreading virus?
    Yes people don't follow lockdown after 12.30pm. Catch them and apply Fir. Don't release vehicles for 6 months who don't follow breakdown rules.

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  • REEVAN DSOUZA, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    What about if I want to buy medicines? There are 2 pharmacy's, but they do not have the medicines which I require. In this case what can be done?

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  • Avinash Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Are private vehicles allowed between 7:00 AM and 12:30 PM? I live faraway from city, not possible to come by walk to buy necessities. There is no clarity about the rules, all very confusing!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    what about da bank employees vehicles?????????. if da police r not allowing bank employees vehicles 2 da bank, well & good dey will happy stay back at home.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    INDIA IS GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT PHASE. A situation like this has not occurred before. The Police Department has a difficult job and it is best the people cooperate and follow the prescribed rules.

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  • Francis Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    What if your dog is injured? Can you rush him to a vet? I asked a cop and he didn't know.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    dear Francis, atleasst in this crucial time dnt joke with polivcemen, they are really working very hard day and night, unfortunately we Indians still busy on making jokes, memes and not serious about virus,

    if we are safe, we have long life to do jokes

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Why do you think it's a joke!
    Yesterday in Mumbai, a IPL cricketer's pet was requiring emergency med, which was not available anywhere; he made a humble request to Aditya Thackeray; and within an hour, the med was delivered to his door step! What do you have to say about this?

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  • Suresh, Mangalore/ Karnataka

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Yes u r right, dogs are far better than humans. We are just nuisance to our mother earth, spreading pollution, dust, dirt and hatred.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Sir, please teach your people to "discern" as so many other "exigencies" can arise in the life of a human being other than medical; if convinced, let go! BTW, I do not think, anybody in his right senses, will take out his vehicle for some silly reason considering the distress situation entire mankind is facing!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Total ban on 2 and 4 wheelers.But what about 3 wheelers and vehicles having more than 4 wheels?

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    I think they will not allow autorikshas but tempos carrying veggies & groceries will be allowed. Buses are already out but I think trucks will be allowed to carry essential goods.

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