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Even when citizens have been urged to not step out of homes due to outbreak of COVID-19, from March 16 till March 26, Nagpur Traffic Police penalized 13,975 citizens and collected Rs 23.87 lakh in form of penalties for violating restrictions and defying normal traffic rules, stated a report in The Times of India.
The restrictions include section 144 (which was imposed in the city by Nagpur Police on March 16) and lockdown imposed by PM Modi from March 24. The highest number of traffic violations (3566) was because of not wearing helmets.
As per the report, the highest amount of violations came from Cotton Market zone where 2280 violators paid Rs 3,93,800 as fine. Similarly 1847 violations were recorded in Sitabuldi zone with a fine collection of Rs 3,43,250. The rest of the violations were from Lakadganj (1527), Indora (1481), Sakkardara (1378), Kamptee (1256), Ajni (1213), MIDC (1213), Sadar (1085) and Sonegaon (695).