When will Mumbai local run? What are the obstacles? Mayor Kishori Pednekar answered these questions

When will Mumbai local run? What are the obstacles? Mayor Kishori Pednekar answered these questions

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.

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.