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250 vehicles seized for violating lockdown in Bihar

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A total of 250 vehicles including cars, autos, and bikes were seized for violating the lockdown imposed in the state in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Bihar Transport Secretary Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal said on Monday.

"Action was taken against violators of lockdown across the state on Monday. A special campaign was conducted in all districts including Patna. A total of 250 vehicles including autos, cars, and two-wheelers were seized. Fine was also imposed on the people violating the lockdown," a press statement quoted Aggarwal as saying.

The statement said that transport Secretary Aggarwal held a review meeting with all District Transport Officer, DM, and SSP of Patna for implementing the provisions of lockdown in the state.

"Aggarwal also appealed people to comply with the provisions of lockdown issued by the state government. Fines will be levied and vehicles will also be confiscated if they take unnecessary vehicles on the road," the statement added.

A large number of people were seen on Monday at Muzaffarpur's bus stand. This happened despite a lockdown in the state-imposed earlier by the state government as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

The lockdown will continue till March 31 in Bihar and all inter-state passenger transport will also be suspended.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country stood at 467.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 23:19 IST
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