Nagpur city and adjoining areas under the city police commissionerate started a week-long lockdown on Monday with only essential services remaining open. Nagpur is the first city to go under lockdown in the second covid wave sweeping many parts of the country.

People, however, did come out earlier in the day citing various “urgent” reasons and the police had a tough time managing these requests. In the afternoon, however, the police started implementing the lockdown strictly leading to substantial thinning of people on the roads. Many violators were penalised by the police.

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar and all his deputies from various zones were out on the street to personally supervise the implementation of lockdown.