Jamshedpur, July 29: With COVID-19 cases refusing to slow down in the city, the district administration is coming up with fresh check posts giving rise to speculations over strict restrictions being imposed. Fresh check posts are coming up near Straight Mile Road near Keenan Stadium, Mango Bridge, Sakchi and other key locations. The district has crossed 1500 positive cases so far with 900 active cases. Vigil will be stepped up near new bridge at Domuhani in Sonari and Adityapur Bridge. The administration plans more such points in view of rising cases of coronavirus.
�We want to increase vigil as people are still flouting norms like wearing masks and maintaining social distance. The vehicular movement through Dobo-Kanderbera road and Mango bridge has increased we have set up a new check post to nab those violating norms. We have started the patrolling for keeping a vigil on the road so that commuters as well as the truck and trailer operators may feel secured while negotiating through it,” said an official.
According to officials, only those carrying a valid movement pass, ID of their workplace in the city and involved in the supply of essential services are being allowed to enter from all entry points with the city. Police teams have barricaded the roads and set up kiosks at different entry points.
A district official said the checking will continue till the coronavirus situation normalises. He said some people are entering the city on foot or two-wheelers stealthily. “The administration is dealing with such persons strictly,” he said. The police intensified vigil at all points of entry to Jamshedpur to keep those afflicted with COVID-19 off the city.
Vigil has been stepped up in places like Jubilee Park, G-town ground and Sir Dorabji Park in Bistupur, Aerodrum area and Kagalnagar in Sonari and the Joggers’ Park along Kadma-Sonari Link Road in Kadma to keep an eye on morning walkers.
Those detained are being prosecuted under Section 188 of the IPC for disobedience to order duly promulgated by administration in view of the ongoing spell of Coronavirus pandemic.
All persons coming in through the borders of East Singhbhum district, have to report to the nearest institutional/paid quarantine centres for coronavirus tests before proceeding to their destinations. The interstate/inter district checkposts mentioned under serial numbers are: 1) Pardih Checkpost, 2) Sonari Domohani, 3) Adityapur (near the Kharkai River Bridge under JNAC, 4) Kadma Toll Bridge under JNAC, Katin Chowk, Bankura Road, Patamda, 6) Haldipokhar Chowk, Potka, 7) Hata Chowk, Potka, 8) Keshpur Checkpost, West Bagudia, Ghatshila, Jagannathpur, Bengal Road, Baharagora and 10) Kaliadia Odisha Road, Baharagora.