Coronavirus Lockdown 4.0: What's allowed and what's not allowed in Mumbai

Updated: May 19, 2020, 20:54 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Public transport restrictions in Mumbai continue during lockdown 4.0 with taxis, autos, cab-aggregators off the road; BEST buses will ply for transporting essential staff

This picture has been used for representational purposes. Picture/PTI
This picture has been used for representational purposes. Picture/PTI

With the tally of Coronavirus cases on the rise in the country, the Centre extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31. The Union Home Ministry issued a series of fresh guidelines while easing curbs in areas with limited virus infection with the resumption of economic activities to boost the economy.

While the guidelines permit inter-state movement of vehicles as per the mutual decisions to be taken among the states and union territories, services such as commercial airlines, local trains, and metro rail services will remain suspended. Meanwhile, buses, auto-rickshaw, and cab services have been granted permission to operate in green zones.

The guidelines also state that the 7 pm to 7 am night curfew will be imposed in all zones. Places of worship are not allowed to open and large gatherings are still prohibited. People above the age of 65 years, pregnant women, and children under 10 years of age are not allowed to step outside their homes in all three zones are they are more prone to the virus.

What's open in Maharashtra and Mumbai

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the citizens of Maharashtra on Monday evening unveiled a green vision and invited industries that promise to not pollute the environment to set up businesses here without taking permissions. He said that his government has given permission for opening 50,000 industries, in a bid to revive the economy. He also said that green zones will be open 'slowly' for the public.

Thackeray emphasised that lifting the lockdown completely in red zones at this point was not advisable in view of increasing cases.

Public transport remain suspended in Mumbai

In red zones, public transport restrictions will continue with taxis, autos, and cab-aggregators staying off the road. Municipal corporations in MMR, including Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai are in red zones. Even Metro services will remain suspended during lockdown 4.0. BEST will ply buses for transporting essential staff such as doctors, nurses, BMC workers. Four wheeler and two wheelers have been restricted in in the containment zones., wheras in red zones it will be allowed for essential workers' commute only.

Mumbai police commissioner Parambir Singh took to his official Twitter handle to remind the citizens that the city was still a red zone and people travelling in private vehicles without proper permission and authority will be reprimanded.

Here’s a containment zone-wise bifurcation of what is open and what remains prohibited till May 31

lockdown 4.0 guidelines

What is allowed in Mumbai:

  • Supply of goods
  • Essential goods shops
  • Movement for medical emergencies
  • Home delivery restaurants
  • Ecommerce essentail goods
  • Banks and financial services except in contaminated zones

What is not allowed in Mumbai

  • Cinema halls, shopping malls, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed
  • Hotels and other hospitality services shut
  • Mumbai suburban railway are not allowed in fourth phase of lockdown
  • Travel by air
  • Inter district plying of buses
  • Barber shops, spas, saloons
  • Places of worship or large gatherings
  • Taxi, cab, rickshaws will not operate
  • Private offices will remain shut in red and contaminated zones

The number of novel Coronavirus patients in India passed the significant one-lakh mark on Tuesday with total number of cases rising to 1.01 lakh

(With inputs from Rajendra B Aklekar)

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