Chhatrapur: Ganjam Police collected Rs 2,33,500 in the past 24 hours as fines from violators of COVID norms and MV rules during the enforcement drive till Saturday morning.
According to a tweet from the Ganjam Police headquarters, four shops have been sealed for flouting precautionary measures against COVID-19. Besides, 10 excise cases were registered in various police stations in the district and 112.5 liters of liquor seized with the arrest of 10 accused persons.
— SP GANJAM (@sp_ganjam) May 9, 2021
According to reports, the Ganjam Police has stepped up enforcement measures across the district to curb the infection cases and break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
Odisha went into lockdown from 5 May till 19 May to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. Besides, the weekend shutdown is also underway on Saturdays and Sundays.
Police are thoroughly checking drivers coming to the city’s Rikapalli, Upper Bus Stand, Market, Court Station, and other places of Chattrapur locality.
While the police are enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown measured, Chhatrapur NAC officials distributed cooked food to several needy people and stray animals in the locality.
The state government has declared a 14-day lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the weekend shutdown is also underway. No one is allowed to leave their homes during the lockdown and shutdown periods.
Several helpless people wandering outside could be seen sleeping in various shop pits without food. Similarly, stray animals roaming on the streets are also left without food due to the closure of markets.
Since yesterday, Chhatrapur NAC has started distributing cooked food to about 20 helpless people, while today it has been prepared for 24 helpless people by Maa Adishakti Self Help Group and distributed at Rikapalli Chowk, Station Road, Lower Bus Stand in the city. Similarly, 200 food packets have been distributed to stray animals.
Srimanta Patra, Yugal Kishore Das, and S. Daleya Reddy of Chhatrapur NAC, and Narsama, Lataof Maa Adishakti SHG were present in the food distribution drive.