Night curfew at Kolkata- 400 cases booked for breaking the restriction2 min read
More than 400 drivers and passengers were prosecuted in Kolkata between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, when the West Bengal government implemented a night curfew.
Only emergency vehicles are authorised to operate during the night curfew. Just an hour after the West Bengal government published the notification, some 40 nakas (checkpoints) that were put up beginning at 11 p.m. to apprehend intoxicated drivers were converted into night restriction nakas. 403 drivers and cyclists were prosecuted between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Traffic guards in East and Ultadanga recorded the most offences, accounting for more over half of the charges. According to the Times of India, the East Guard nabbed 147 motorists, while the Ultadanga Guard caught an additional 80.
Meanwhile, divisional authorities detained 347 people on Sunday for violating the guidelines.
A number of breaches were also recorded by the Garia and DH Road guards, who regulate traffic from Kolkata to South 24 Parganas.
The inspections began around 10 p.m. on Monday.
Following the implementation of the limitations on Monday, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi stated at a news conference on Sunday that only necessary services will be authorised in the state between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Kolkata, according to the state, has supplied half of the daily new cases, with 4,759 persons testing positive in the previous 24 hours.
Only emergency services will be authorised to function between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with shopping malls, movie theatres, and restaurants permitted to operate at 50% capacity until 10 p.m.
West Bengal recorded 9,073 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state’s positive rate to 18.96%.