Responding after the meeting, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said that the Opposition Weekend will cooperate fully in this decision of lockdown.
The weekend lockdown in Maharashtra was announced on Sunday at a cabinet meeting convened by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. There will be a rigorous lockdown from 8 pm on Friday night to 7 am on Monday. Apart from this, the night curfew will be applicable from 8 am to 7 am from Monday to Friday and Section 144 will be applicable in the day. That is, 5 people will not be able to gather together in one place. The cabinet meeting started at 3 pm and lasted more than two and a half hours. The rules related to the decision taken in the meeting will be applicable from 8 pm on Monday night, which will be applicable till at least 30 April.
Talking to the media on the decisions taken in the meeting, Nawab Malik said that only those engaged in essential services will be allowed to leave at night. Malls, restaurants, bars, theaters, gardens, Chowpatty, cinema, theaters, auditoriums, religious places will remain closed. But parcel facilities will remain operational. The vegetable market will remain open, but rules will be made to reduce congestion. Shooting will begin The condition is that it would be prohibited to shoot crowded scenes like war and movement. All government offices will continue to work with 50 percent capabilities, but in the absence of excessive need in private offices, ‘Work from Home’ will be directed. The government will soon issue an SOP on this subject. All industries will remain open. Construction work will continue. Government contract works will continue. There will be no restriction on the movement of workers.
There is no restriction on public transport
There is no restriction on any public transport. There is no restriction on trains, buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, flights and all types of private vehicles, but it will be necessary to follow the rules with them. No decision has been taken to stop the local train as well. This was especially stated by the announcement by Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik. There will be a rule regarding buses that as many seats are there, the same number of people will be able to travel and will not be allowed to travel standing. It will be necessary to sit in the cab also after making a distance. Apart from the driver, two people will be allowed to sit in the auto rickshaw. That is, all the traffic services will continue, it will not be allowed to increase congestion. It will be necessary to apply mask and follow corona rules or else a fine of 500 rupees will be taken.
Addressing the media after the meeting called by the Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik said that a decision has been taken in the meeting unanimously. Everyone expressed their opinion The decision has been taken keeping everyone’s opinion in mind. He also praised the positive role of the opposition. Reacting after the meeting, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said that the Opposition Weekend will cooperate fully in this decision of lockdown.
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