Central Govt Instruct States to Closedown Highways in their Respective States till End of Lockdown

New Delhi : Realising the lockdown was meaningless with the movement of vehicles on roads during prohibitory order was in force, the central government, after two major road accidents – – in Karnataka and Andra Pradesh – on Saturday and Sunday in which 11 people were killed, has instructed all the states to ban the movement of vehicles on state and national highways, with immediate effect.

The central government which was disappointed will all the states for not strictly following the lockdown norms, has advised to ” house lodge” to all who drive or seen traveling in vehicles on highways for 14 days if violated the prohibitory order.

It may be recalled that 3 women were killed and 3 others injured, all from Belagavi and were the agricultural labourers, when a speeding jeep ran over on them on Pune-Bengaluru national highway on Saturday afternoon and in another major mishap on national highway at Hyderabad 8 people from Belagavi district killed and 15 other from Belagavi, Raichur and Vijayapur were injured when the tempo they were traveling in was hit by a lorry on Sunday morning. The central government, following these accidents has instructed the states to ban vehicle movement on highways till the end of lockdown.

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