Police are strictly enforcing the lockdown in Hyderabad City. Vehicles coming on the roads unnecessarily are being seized. Such vehicles are being seized under the Disaster Management Act as well as the Motor Vehicle Act during lockdown time. More than one lakh vehicles have been seized under the three commissionerates since 12th May, the day the partial Lockdown has been announced in the city.
Hyderabad Commissionerate registers an average of over 6,000 lockdown violation cases every day. Of these, about 4,000 vehicles are under siege. Thousands of challans are raised and vehicles are being seized in Cyberabad and Rachakonda areas. More than 12,000 cases are registered every day under the three commissionerates.
Some vehicles are being returned the next day and some are detained for a week. If the vehicles are caught violating the Lockdown on multiple occasions, they will be seized and will be handed over only after the Lockdown.
So far, more than 95,000 lockdown violation cases have been registered in the Rachakonda area. Of these, 23,000 vehicles were seized. Most of the vehicles were seized by the police in Hyderabad and Cyberabad. During the vehicle checking, police are also insisting to clear the pending old challans. Police say seizing vehicles is helping prevent people from coming out unnecessarily.