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Janta Curfew in Maharashtra

Janta Curfew in Maharashtra

Amid an upsurge of COVID cases in the state, the Maharashtra government announced a 15-day curfew till May 1 starting from April 14.

During this Janta curfew, lockdown-like restrictions will be in force across the state. While announcing the Janta curfew, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the curfew is essential to control the rising cases in the state.

Here are the new rules as per Janta curfew:

  • Section 144 will be in force in the state.
  • Auto-rickshaws are allowed to carry up to two passengers only.
  • 50 per cent of vehicle capacity is allowed in 4-wheeler taxis.
  • All passengers in taxis and auto-rickshaws should wear a mask. If anyone is seen travelling without a facemask, both the violator and diver will be fined ₹500 each.
  • Public transport drives and all others that have contact with the public shall get vaccinated to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
  • Auto and taxi drivers shall use a plastic sheet or similar material to isolate themselves from passengers during the journey.
  • Full seating capacity is allowed in Mumbai BEST bus service. But, no standing passengers are allowed.
  • Similarly, no standing passengers are allowed in general compartments of trains.
  • Local train and bus services will remain functional for essential services till May 1.
  • Similarly, petrol pumps also will remain open.
  • All passengers shall wear a mask while using public transport or else they will be fined ₹500.
  • Public transport is allowed during specific hours. People can travel in the suburban trains from the commencement of service to 7:00 a.m., from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., and from 9:00 p.m. till the last service. These timings are meant for the general public. They cannot travel during curfew timings, i.e. from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Only employees of the essential services and specified commuters are allowed to travel during the curfew hours in buses and local trains.

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