People and vehicles in large number crowed the streets in the capital and elsewhere in the country despite presence of the members of different law enforcement agencies at checkpoints across the country.
Mobile courts with the members of the law enforcement agencies also arrested and fined the violators of the lockdown rules in the capital and elsewhere in the country.
Traffic department also fined 431 vehicles Tk 9,97,500, DMP sources said on Thursday.
The number of vehicles and people increased substantially on the city streets on Thursday, the seventh day of the 14-day strict lockdown.
Many people were seen coming out and wandering without any valid reason while health protocols are hardly maintained in most cases.
However, the movement of private vehicles has increased as many private offices have arranged vehicles for the movement of their own staff.
But public transport stayed off the roads as per the directives of the government.
Traffic inspector Asaduzzaman said: “The number of vehicles is increasing day by day. We’re checking every vehicle.”
“Those who failed to justify their outdoor movement are fined and cases lodged for violating lockdown rules,” he said.
Police, RAB and army personnel were seen intercepting vehicles and its passengers by setting up checkpoints at different parts of the capital including its entry and exit points on Thursday.
The members of the law enforcement agencies were seen stopping the vehicles and people at Karwan Bazar, Dhanmondi, Shukrabad, Shyamoli, Khilgaon, Mirpur, Motijheel, Gulistan, Babubazar, Sayedabad, Malibagh, Gulshan, Badda and Shahbagh areas.