Massive drive launched against SOP violators

BANDIPORA: The District Administration Bandipora on Thursday launched a massive drive against violators of Covid-19 SOPs and guidelines across the district, and realized a fine of Rs 54,000 from them.
Acting upon the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, the drive was launched at public places across the district by Revenue and Police officers, Municipal Council and Committees and Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs to put a check on the spurt of Covid-19 pandemic spread.
The drive was held at vulnerable spots where public gatherings are always expected including bus stand, passenger transport, business establishments and malls besides among pedestrians, shopkeepers to ensure that the public in general adheres to all SOPs, especially use of face masks besides other guidelines envisaged to curb Covid-19 pandemic spread.
Giving details, SDM Sumbal realized a fine of Rs 15,000, SDM Gurez Rs 1400, Tehsildar Bandipora Rs 4850, Tehsildar Aloosa Rs 950, Tehsildar Ajas Rs 3500, Tehsildar Hajin Rs 2000, Police Control Room Bandipora, Rs 21700, and Assistant Director FCS&CA Rs 3800 while MC Bandipora recovered a fine of Rs 800 from the people for not wearing face masks.
The officers of different departments along with a contingent of policemen and other officials of municipality launched a massive campaign/drive to ensure that people of any age category shall follow all guidelines and SOPs strictly so that apprehension of any fresh spread could be averted and curbed before it can cause mass spread.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad said that the drive launched is simultaneously going on at all tehsil headquarters where concerned magistrates accompanied by police personnel, municipality staff and other officials are carrying out checking of all passenger vehicles, public places, hospitals other vulnerable spots to ensure that persons coming out of their homes for any engagements shall wear mask, keep social distancing, follow all SOPs.
He said that the aim and objective of the drive is to ensure adherence to wearing of face masks and following other mandated SOPs, besides the focus shall be to encourage maintenance of hygienic environment.

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