Despite the reduction in corona infection, there is a delay in the decision to start Mumbai local for common passengers. The Maharashtra government has divided the areas of the state in five phases. Under which there is talk of giving all kinds of exemptions in the districts, cities and municipalities coming in the first phase. Mumbai is currently in the first phase, fulfilling the conditions of having a positivity rate of less than five percent and oxygen beds being less than 25 percent. Despite this, BMC has maintained the rules and restrictions of Phase III in Mumbai. What are the constraints in starting the Mumbai Local for the general passengers? What are the reasons for BMC taking extra precautions? Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar replied today (June 20, Sunday).
Talking to reporters, Kishori Pednekar said that after the decrease in the number of corona patients in Mumbai, we will have to consider starting local for common passengers. But the municipality and the state government are not going to take any decision that puts people's lives at risk.
Mayor told the reason for not starting Mumbai local
Talking to reporters, Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that even today 500-600 new cases are coming up in Mumbai. There is a need to further decrease the number of corona patients. Not a single new case is coming up in Dharavi for the last few days. Only one new case came to light in Worli yesterday. This shows that the infection in Mumbai is decreasing rapidly. But there still needs to be more.
Fear of third wave, so local is not running
Expressing fear of the third wave of corona in Maharashtra and Mumbai, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that if the third wave comes, it will be terrible. The nature of coronavirus is constantly changing. So everyone has to take care of his family. If the citizens followed the rules related to Corona properly, then the way we won the second wave, in the same way, if the third wave came, then we will get control over that too soon.
Classification of State Territories in Five Stages
The state government has divided the areas of the state into five phases on the basis of positivity rate and conditions of occupancy of oxygen beds. Areas with less than five percent positivity rate and less than 25 percent positivity rate have been kept in the first phase. No restriction of any kind will be applicable in such areas. Such areas will get 100% exemption. Shops, offices, malls, gardens, playgrounds, gyms, theaters can all be opened as before. But for the time being, Mumbai has been kept in the third phase despite fulfilling the conditions of the first phase and the restrictions have been maintained.