Night curfew: Mangaluru Police to set up 45 pickets in city | Mangaluru News – Times of India
File picture of a check point at Talapady during lockdown in 2020.
MANGALURU: Mangaluru City Police will set up picket points at 45 spots in Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) limits in Karnataka to enforce night curfew as per the government order.
City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that checkpoints will also be opened in the city outskirts from 10pm on Saturday.
Each checkpoint will be manned by eight to 10 cops headed by an officer above the rank of PSI.
Though the BJP MLAs D Vedavyas Kamath and Dr Y Bharath Shetty from Mangaluru city have requested to exempt religious programmes including nema, kola, yakshagana and other rituals from the night curfew purview, the commissioner said the government order will be followed strictly.
“Based on the directions of the state government, night curfew will be imposed in the city limits by deploying 70% of the policemen. Strict action will be taken if people are found moving in the city unnecessarily. Those who work on night shifts should reach the workplace before 10pm. All emergency services will be allowed during the curfew hours between 10pm and 5am,” Shashi Kumar said.
Medical emergency vehicles, transportation of milk, newspapers, fruit and vegetables will be allowed. Those who are travelling to the airport, railway stations and bus stands should use only public transportation vehicles like cabs and auto rickshaws. In case of emergency, they may travel in private vehicles, but should show their travel tickets to the police officials on duty at the check posts, he added.