Curfew was clamped in Vizianagaram on October 5, 2013 following large scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators.

The curfew in Vizianagaram town was on Monday relaxed during day time as the situation is fast getting normal, police said.

The curfew has been relaxed on Monday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to provide relief to the people of the town as the situation has improved, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Vizag region) P. Umapathi told PTI.

Curfew was clamped in Vizianagaram on October 5, 2013 following large scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators.

The DIG said the situation was totally under control as there has been no violence for last six to seven days in Vizianagaram.

Though the curfew has been lifted for day time, section 144 of CrPc will continue to be in force, he said.

In all, 500 persons involved in the violence have been taken into custody so far, police said.