Pune: 900 Tourists Fined By Police For Visiting Lonavala, Mulshi, Sinhagad Fort And Khadakwasla Dam This Weekend

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Mubarak Ansari
Pune, 27th June 2021: About 1,000 tourists were fined last weekend for visiting Lonavala, Mulshi, Khadakwasla dam and Sinhgad Fort areas, while about 900 tourists were fined for visiting the places this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (today).

The Pune district administration has clarified that tourism is banned due to high coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in rural areas. However, tourists are still flocking to various places, especially on weekends.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lonavala division) Navnit Kanwat, Rs 1.27 lakh was collected in fine on Saturday from 249 people, including 197 who were without the mask. 34 persons were fined for roaming around unnecessarily.

On Sunday, Rs 1.51 lakh was collected in fine from 299 people, including 262 who were not wearing face masks, while 22 people were moving around without any valid reason, DySP Kanwat further informed.

Police Inspector Sadashiv Shelar, in-charge of Haveli police station, said, “Rs 42,900 was collected in fine on Sunday from 102 people who were not wearing face masks and were roaming around without any valid reason near Khadakwasla dam and Sinhgad Fort areas. On Saturday, Rs 52,400 fine was collected from 123 persons. We have set up checkpoints at Khadakwasla and Golewadi.”

Police Inspector Ashok Dhumal, in-charge of Paud police station, said that today Rs 55,000 fine was collected from 110 people in Mulshi area.

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