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Karnataka curfew: ‘Senseless’ ban on using Vehicles to buy essentials scrapped

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DGP Praveen Sood says no bar on Vehicles for neighbourhood purchases, but not a licence to ‘scoot around’

BENGALURU:

As Monday, Day 1 of the extended Karnataka curfew, drew to a close, the state police softened one particular restriction by permitting the use of vehicles for the purchase of neighbourhood groceries and other essentials.

DGP Praveen Sood announced on Twitter: “To buy groceries, vegetables and daily needs there is NO BAR for using vehicle to yr neighbourhood shop in cities or nearest availability point in rural areas. Use this facility with discretion & not as a licence for free run everyday. Stay at home for your own safety.”

Earlier, the guidelines issued by Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar had barred the use of two-wheelers to buy essential goods from neighbourhood shops.

The Karnataka government has allowed a curfew relaxation from 6 am to 10 am to buy groceries and other daily needs, while Hopcoms and Mother Dairy outlets can function from 6 am to 6 pm.

Also Read: Don’t cane curfew breakers, Bengaluru top cop advises staff https://thebengalurulive.com/dont-cane-curfew-breakers-bengaluru-top-cop-advises-staff/

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