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400 traffic signals in city to resume function today

Anticipating more vehicles on the roads, the city traffic police have decided to operate all 400 traffic signals across the city as ease of restrictions in Lockdown 5.0 comes into effect from Monday.

400 traffic signals in city to resume function today


A senior traffic police official said that spots have been identified where more vehicles are expected and additional police personnel will be posted there.

Meanwhile, city police commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal advised people to step out only if necessary even if the stringent lockdown is withdrawn. Speaking to the media after inspecting the vehicle checking at Anna Arch, the officer said that experts have stated that lesser public movement can help break the chain. He added that all the deputy commissioners of police in the city have held meetings with traders in their jurisdiction to ensure that all necessary safety measures are followed.

He said that from June 19 a total of 1.10 lakh Section 144 violation cases have been registered and 87,000 vehicles have been seized.

  • Only customers wearing masks should be allowed to buy essentials 
  • Check temperature of customers entering supermarkets 
  • Customers should be allowed inside only after washing or sanitising their hands 
  • Customers should maintain social distancing inside and outside the shop 
  • Shops should keep enough stock of masks 

  • Only two passengers should be allowed in autorickshaws within Chennai. E-passes not required
  • Cycle rickshaws can ply without e-pass
  • Taxis are allowed to operate with three passengers
  • IT and related companies can ferry employees in vehicles organised by them. All vehicles of private companies are allowed to operate
  • Public can use vehicles only to reach shops, airport and railway stations. Unnecessary travel is discouraged
  • No restriction on goods carriers
  • Vehicles carrying public should be sanitised and drivers must wear a mask and keep hand sanitisers for passengers
  • People travelling in groups will not be allowed and those not wearing masks will be booked for violating lockdown

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