Pune Police Seize 182 Vehicles of People Flouting Lockdown Rule

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Pune, March 30, 2020: Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham has appealed people not to take out private vehicles and empty fuel tank for non-essential work. Police have also filed cases against seven petrol pumps for selling petrol to people who are not engaged in essential services.


“Vehicles will not get petrol as per order. Some vehicles already seized. Some violating petrol pumps will be closed. Stay home. Stay safe”, CP Venkatesham tweeted.

He further said, “More than 182 vehicles seized for moving for non essential works and breaking lockdown rules. Action on petrol pump for providing petrol to vehicle for non essential work. Now we are in critical phase.”

The administration has appealed people to stay inside their homes as the number of Coronavirus positive cases has crossed 40 in Pune district and one person died during treatment.


As lockdown has been clamped in the whole country including Pune City where vehicle movement is not allowed, except those engaged in essential services, Pune city police has come out with solution to help people who has genuine reason to travel. You can apply online on www.punepolice.in if you want permission to use vehicle in exceptional cases.


In a major relief to people who want to travel within the city during emergency especially medical cases, Pune city police along with autorickshaw unions and CityGlide Auto company, has made available 180 autorickshaws. Other vehicles are not allowed to ply due to lockdown to fight against Covid-19.


“Punekars can now call on 9859198591 and get clean and sanitised Auto Rickshaw at their doorstep. All Autos are equipped with Sanitiser. This step will help to get Rickshaw for transport by preventing virus transmission. Dial 9859198591 and get sanitised autorickshaw. We have identified Autorickshaws waiting for you with sanitisers and face mask”, said Rahul Shitole of CityGlide Auto, who is coordinating the services.