Telangana Police had decided to go strict on Mask Violations in the state. Starting tomorrow, those not wearing a mask in Telangana will be fined Rs 1000. The city police were instructed to enforce the rule strictly since the second wave is looking intense and masks are the easiest way to curb the chain.
On the other side, Hyderabad City Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar also clarified that it was mandatory to wear a mask even if one was alone in a car. He clarified that Failure to do so would have the police booking cases against violators. The commissioner cited a Delhi High Court Judgement which said a car is also a public space.
"The car is a public space. A vehicle could be required to be stopped at a traffic signal or the person could purchase anything from the roadside by rolling down the windows, so there is a risk of exposure to the street vendors. So, a mask is a must even when you are traveling alone in a car," he added.