Hyderabad: Following the orders of Telangana director general of police M. Mahendra Reddy, Rachakonda Police from April 21 have begun strict enforcement against commuters without carrying residential address proof while going. Only one person from a household will be allowed outside to buy essentials, says Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.
In order to ensure that this is strictly followed the Rachakonda police has asked the resident welfare associations to establish a single entry and exit from their colonies. This will also help in avoiding community transmission. The pass holders for essential and emergency services can also travel in a specified route. If violated their passes will be cancelled by Rachakonda commissioner, the police said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Telangana has said owners of buildings of hostels, house owners and those who own buildings with PGs should not collect rent for the months of March, April and May. Any coercive action by owners can be reported by calling 100. The Rachakonda commissionerate has called on tenants staying within its limits to call Corona Control Room 9490617234 to lodge complaints.
Speaking on this initiative Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat added, "People can also call control room for emergency services. The Rachakonda police are offering free cab service to senior citizens and pregnant ladies who need to attend regular health check-ups. Apart from this, the officials under comissionerate are also carrying out welfare activities with other social activists and companies. They are donating ration to poor and migrant labourers stuck in the city amid lockdown'.
The Cops have polled in three doctors Dr Avinash, Dr Keshav and Dr Srinivas to screen personnels at every check post, police station and its headquarters to screen them and provide immunity boosting medicines to them.
As of April 21st under the Rachakonda commissionerate, 27 have tested positive for COVID-19. Of these, six have been discharged and one patient died. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has identified 17 containment zones in the area.