Night curfew in force in Hyderabad

Streets in the city deserted as offices, business establishments down their shutters by 8 pm

By   |  Published: 20th Apr 2021  11:11 pm
Police personnel set up barricades, reminding days of lockdown, on Tuesday. Photo: Anand Dharmana

Hyderabad: As night fell in Hyderabad on Tuesday, there was more than the usual hurry to reach home. Though the streets did not turn deserted exactly in view of the night curfew beginning at 9 pm, there was a drastic fall in the number of vehicles on the road. Business in most shops began winding up from 8 pm.

Reminding one of the lockdown days, there were police personnel everywhere, from those at outposts, barricades and roaming around on mobile patrols, most of them politely asking the public to go home.

Those on the streets said they were mostly from the services exempted from the curfew, ranging from security personnel, delivery boys and some working at fuel pumps and medical shops. Most commercial establishments had pulled shutters down by 8 pm, with some pushing the deadline a little bit in some areas.

The last train of the Hyderabad Metro was at 7.45 pm, with the service reaching the final station by 8.45 pm. Police officials from all the three Commissionerates have warned that the curfew timings would be implemented strictly from now on.


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