Strict action against violators during weekend shutdown


Bhubaneswar:  The Commissionerate Police on Friday said that strict action will be taken against the violators in twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack during the weekend shutdown scheduled to be enforced from Saturday across urban areas in Odisha.

“Strict action will be taken against the persons who will be found breaching the shutdown norms in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack,” said Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi.

Priyadarshi said 32 platoons of police force, including 12 in Cuttack and 20 platoons in Bhubaneswar will be deployed to ensure strict compliance of the shutdown norms.

The state government has allotted one-hour relaxation (5 am to 6 am on Saturdays, Sundays) for physical activities like morning walk, jogging and cycling, said Priyadarshi.

However, nobody will be allowed to move on road or streets without any genuine cause after relaxation period, the CP said.

As per the notification issued by the Special Relief Commissioner, movement of vehicles and public except essential services will be restricted.

However, no special pass will be issued for movement of persons on emergency duty.