Mumbai: Amid COVID-19, the Mumbai Police has created a green corridor, a dedicated lane, at their checkpoints for a speedy movement of red-sticker vehicles that carry medical staff and equipment.
City police said on Saturday that vehicles engaged in emergency and essential services would have to place colour-coded stickers to limit vehicular traffic and prevent traffic jams amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Doctors, medical staff, ambulances and vehicles developing medical equipment and test kits will have to apply red stickers, while those bringing food, vegetables, fruits, groceries and dairy products will have to put green stickers.
The Mumbai Police has now built a “Green Corridor” for vehicles with red stickers, the official said.
All such vehicles are now being allowed to pass through these dedicated lanes, he said.
Police personnel at various checkpoints and toll plazas were seen on Monday helping vehicles with red stickers through such streets for smooth traffic.
“Green Corridor for Vehicles With Red. We understand the urgency of all emergency professions and service seekers. Therefore, there is a dedicated lane for vehicles with red #emergencystickers at every checkpoint on the roads of Mumbai,” the police tweeted.
Green Corridor for Vehicles With Red
We understand the urgency of all emergency professions and service seekers. Therefore, there is a dedicated lane for vehicles with red #emergencystickers at every check point on the roads of Mumbai
This stitch in time can truly save lives! pic.twitter.com/F1lYeX6Dww
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 19, 2021
On Sunday, the city police registered cases against 286 vehicles under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) for coming out on roads without any emergency or essential work, a police spokesperson said.