Mangaluru: Corporation officials act against vendors, traders violating rules

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Junk 9: In an effort to bring down positivity rate and worried about the high prevalence of coronavirus infection, the deputy commissioner (DC) of Dakshina Kannada district had announced tightening of rules.

The city corporation officials, in tune with the instructions, undertook an operation against those vendors and traders who were found to be conducting business in violation of COVID19 guidelines on Wednesday June 9 morning. The officials went from Ladyhill to Kulur via Urwa Store. Those found violating the rules were fined, and in case of serious offences, licences were suspended.

Officials in action on Wednesday June 9

Officials undertaking operation on Tuesday June 8

The officials are acting against those who violate rules relating to sale of essentials only in the morning, dispensing of parcels only by the hotels, sticking to social distance, wearing of marks and other rules.

It may be recalled, under instructions from the DC to tighten measures meant to reduce coronavirus infection, the police and other officials on Tuesday June 8 enforced rules strictly.

The police along with city corporation officials conducted joint operations. Vehicles were subjected to scrutiny from early morning hours. After the hours meant to facilitate the citizens to buy essentials expired, the police tightened their checks further. Checks were stringent both at the check posts on the major roads and interior roads. City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar, deputy commissioner of police Hariram Shankar, assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Nataraj and other senior officers got themselves busy with the checking work.

The city corporation officials in the meantime took action against shops which violated coronavirus guidelines and lockdown rules.






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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Although its a good move to enforce lockdown regulations ,it is observed that Big stores/superstores are not checked where it is noticed that People stick to each other and crowd inside the shop s. It was painful to see a small shop been fined just because it was not locked...I heard the shopowner muttering that 'please let make enough money atleast to carry a milk packet home". Request authorities to keep shops open between 7am and 12 noon so that no crowding takes place around the 9am closure time...please act Humanely...

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  • gracy, mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    would have start in the beginning of lock down not in the end

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    gracy, mangalore, I fully agree with your comments and there is no doubt about it.

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  • Adan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Purely a show biss . I mean really?? Now??that all of sudden these guys came to street in help on this pandemic crisis. According to me, Mangalore police have done an excellent job and i admire how they took on the challenge. I have passed through from city corporation. And you know what, i have seen these corporation people wearing a single mask. I think they need to be aware of how effective it is to wear 2 layer mask. I barely allowed them to come near me...purely a show biss happening by City corporation officers at the end.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Vendors and merchants pay license fees, pay for electricity, pay taxes on goods and services, did anyone exempt them from those or EMU on loans they had borrowed? The authorities think they are saviors and are acting for the welfare of people, there ends the false narrative. Who should decide which is essential the people who have every right to earn their livelihood or those people who get paid by the revenue generated by tax payers whose servants they are and not of those politicians who never interested in the welfare of people? Time for people to wake up and expose the pandemic scare and take back their freedom. Welfed babus doesn't understand peoples hunger or suffering just like their masters. We the people have to be expressive and vocal to control these rogue elements then only real democracy survives.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Sad to see the police are not at all interested to assist in the drive against this pandemic!

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