The traffic police impounded 1962 vehicles on Sunday, of which maximum were two wheelers. (TOI)
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police on Sunday impounded over 6,900 vehicles for violating lockdown guidelines, including travelling more than 2km away from their residence without valid reasons.
The police had announced a new directive on Sunday that action would be initiated against those travelling more than 2km from home except for going to office and for essentials. All trips for shopping, visiting salons or exercising would have to be done within the 2km radius. This announcement was made as people were crowding at public places and not adhering to social distancing norms, despite mounting Covid-19 infections and deaths.
The traffic police impounded 1962 vehicles on Sunday, of which maximum were two wheelers (1372), followed by private cars (297), three wheelers (165) and taxis (128). The local police impounded another 4984 vehicles. Of these maximum were from the Jogeshwari East-Andheri East belt (1297 vehicles)), followed by Dahisar East-Goregaon East belt (748 vehicles) and Dahisar West-Goregaon West belt (558 vehicles).
Motorists protested that some of them had their vehicles impounded by the police even when they were headed to office or buying groceries within 2kms from home.