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Maharashtra Revises Lockdown Rules, Allows Shops & Public Transport In Non-Red Zones

Maharashtra has now allowed e-commerce portals to deliver non-essential goods. In addition to that, shops, malls, establishments, and industries, too have been allowed in red zones.

Mumbai| A day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s address to the state, Maharashtra today revised the lockdown rules for the state in non-red zones.

The state has now allowed e-commerce portals to deliver non-essential goods.

The government has also given a green light to start public transport services in non-red zones in the state. The state govt also gave approval for the opening of stadiums, sports complexes, and public places in non-red zones. Though no spectators are allowed to keep the social distancing.

In addition to that, shops, malls, establishments, and industries, too have been allowed in red zones. Though the approval is only for upkeep and maintenance purposes and no commercial activities will be allowed.

Rickshaws, taxis, and cabs are not allowed in red zones, the government said, adding that intra-district transport can be done with only 50% capacity of passengers than usual.

Four wheelers are allowed on driver+2 basis while motorcycles are allowed with rider only, both types of vehicles only for essential purposes.

The state has also redrawn its red zones with Mumbai, MMR, Pune city, Solapur city, Aurangabad city, Malegaon, Dhule, Nasik city, Jalgaon, Akola and Amravati falling under the red zone category.

In his address to the state yesterday, CM Uddhav Thackeray had said that around 50,000 businesses have already opened in the state.

“I appeal to residents of green zones, especially youths, to come forward to work in various industries and make the state ‘Atmanirbhar’,” the chief minister had said.

 

 

 

 

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