Admin acts tough over misuse of movement passes

30 permits cancelled, DM seeks explanation from HoDs; inspects response mechanism in red zones
Admin acts tough over misuse of movement passes

Acting tough, the Srinagar administration on Monday cancelled over 30 movement passes issued to officials in the district.

These passes were cancelled after being found to be misusedduring the district magistrate Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary's surpriseinspection around the city.

Many vehicles were also seized on the occasion. The strictaction was taken for violating terms on which movement passes were issued totheir owners.

Heads of departments these officials belong to were laterasked to explain misuse of passes issued to their staff members.

Meanwhile, the district magistrate has issued strictwarnings against violation of restrictions as ordered in the district. He hasdirected for strict implementation and adherence to all restrictions ordereduntil May 3. He said strict action under law will be taken against whoever isfound to be violating the orders.

The district magistrate also visited areas notified asCOVID19 containment zones and inspected response mechanism set up there. Hesought a detailed brief from nodal officers about surveillance activities goingon in these areas and provision of essential services and commodities toresidents.

He also inspected the enforcement of restrictions as orderedin these areas. Speaking on the occasion, he thanked people of these areas foradhering to guidelines as given to them and restrictions as ordered in theirareas.

Choudhary the nodal officers to ensure all households oftheir respective areas were provided with all kinds of routine needs at theirdoorsteps.

He also reiteratedinstructions to agencies to ensure strict enforcement restrictions on movementand public activities in all red zone areas.

He directed that no oneexcept designated officials were allowed to move in or out of these areas.

A comprehensive apparatus has been put in place in all areasnotified as COVID19 red zones in Srinagar. This includes a well-plannedmechanism under which all essential services and commodities are provided toresidents of these areas. This among other arrangements was to ensureminimisation of inconveniences due to the ongoing restrictions.

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