MPTD seizes 302 vehicles for violating lockdown orders

March 25, 2020

My Republica, March 25, 2020

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Traffic Division (MPTD) has seized 302 vehicles from various parts of Kathmandu Valley for violating the government orders on lockdown which was imposed across the country since Tuesday morning to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Spokesperson at the MPTD Jeevan Kumar Shrestha told Republica Online that the vehicles plying the roads breaching the government orders on lockdown were impounded. The owners of the vehicles were sent back to their homes immediately for violating the lockdown orders. 

"261 two wheelers and 41 four wheelers were seized till 8 am today," he said. Most of the two wheelers were impounded from Kalimati area, according to the MPTD spokesperson.

People who walked the streets violating the government lockdown have been sent back to their homes, Shrestha said.

Earlier yesterday, the traffic police had seized 1000 vehicles from various parts of the country for breaching the lockdown.