The Punjab state set a new record for paying fines and not warning masks.
Punjab govt earns Rs 15 crore with corona fines, the maximum fine for non-masks
The report that has come out once again has made it clear that Punjabis probably do not care about their own lives or anyone else’s. That is why they find it easier to pay the fine without taking the Corona epidemic seriously.
Apart from raising public awareness about the Kovid-19 epidemic, the state governments have also taken some drastic steps. There are fines and penalties against those who do not follow the rules, but for some irresponsible people there is no fear.
This is evident from the fact that the Punjab government has collected a total of Rs. 15 crores in fines during the Kovid-19 epidemic. These include not wearing a mask, spitting in public places, breaking home quarantine, and violating social distance guidelines.
It may be recalled that as on July 31, part of this amount (Rs 14.90 crore) came from non-wearing masks in public places. According to an official report, 3,54,173 people were fined in the state and 1,460 FIRs were registered for violating the rules.
Most cases filed by district Jalandhar and smart city Ludhiana.
The highest number of FIRs was registered in Jalandhar (551) for not wearing a mask. This was followed by Ludhiana (291) and Batala Police District (258) FIRs. So far, Ludhiana and Jalandhar have the highest number of deaths due to cowardly cases. Ludhiana has so far registered 115 deaths and 3,714 cases, while Jalandhar has recorded 2,610 cases and 55 deaths. In Amritsar, there were 1,985 cases and 85 deaths.
In Ludhiana 40,446 persons were fined about Rs 1.86 crore for not wearing masks, followed by Jalandhar Rs 1.19 crore where 25,308 persons were fined and Ropar Rs 91.81 lakh where 18,907 persons were fined for violating the rules. . In Ropar, 59 FIRs were registered for non-wearing of masks.
A senior police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a case had been registered against those who failed to pay the fine. The FIRs were registered under the Epidemic Diseases and Disaster Management Act. The fine for not wearing a mask in a public place in the state has been revised from Rs 200 to Rs 500 in the last week of May.