Following DGP M.Mahender Reddy’s orders on Wednesday, implementation of the lockdown has been made stricter in Hyderabad from Thursday.
Senior police officers from all the zones were on the ground monitoring the situation during the lockdown relaxation hours to ensure there is strict adherence to COVID safety norms like physical distancing and wearing masks.Post 10 am at several parts of the city, apart from officials from the ranks of SHO to the Zonal DCPs, the police patrolling cars and Blue Colt vehicles also were on rounds. With the stricter implementation of the lockdown, the city soon wore a deserted look.
The focus of Police personnel is now more on residential colonies and bylanes attached to the main roads, as crowds have been noticed coming out in these places.According to the Officials, even after the relaxation hours, many people are seen on roads and sometimes beyond 10.30 am too.
The officials said that apart from services that have been permitted or emergency workers, anyone found on roads without a valid excuse will be booked, and his/her vehicle will be seized.