COVID-19 lockdown: Mumbai cops assure doorstep service

COVID-19 lockdown: Mumbai cops assure doorstep service

 A police official checks ID cards of commuters during lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Mumbai, Monday, March 23, 2020. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)

The Mumbai police on Wednesday announced that people won't have to step out of their homes to lodge complaints or grievances, as police teams will arrive at their doorsteps during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the country, forcing people to remain indoors to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Taking to Twitter, Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh said, "Mumbaikars, @MumbaiPolice will be at your doorsteps when you are in need. You please just don't step out if not necessary! #Dial100."

As per the initiative, citizens who want to lodge a police complaint won't have to visit police stations, but will only have to dial 100 and a police team will be at their doorstep, an official said.

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Moreover, to ensure a smooth passage for vehicles transporting essential commodities and services, the police have also started coronavirus traffic helpline, the official said.

Those transporting essential commodities and services need to carry identity cards and stick a banner on their vehicles with the name of goods and services they are ferrying, he said.

The police are also coordinating with e-commerce platforms to ensure that the supply of essential commodities is not hit, he added. 

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