New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Maharashtra government on Thursday allowed the inter-district movement within the area of Municipal corporations which comes under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) without any restrictions or travel pass required. 

With 56,794 COVID-19 cases and 1,742 deaths so far, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), which includes Mumbai city, Mumbai suburban, Thane, Palghar and part of Raigad district, is the worst affected by COVID-19 in the state.

In its revised guidelines, the Maharashtra government said that the inter-sate movement of people in MMR shall be allowed without any restrictions. The guidelines also stated that inter-district movement elsewhere in the state as well as inter-state movement will continue to be regulated.

Movement of stranded labourers, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists will continue to be regulated as per the standard operating procedures, it said.

The revised guidelines further stated that the gardens, and open air gym equipment will not be allowed to operate under outdoor physical activities. The state government last week had allowed some outdoor activities as part of its ‘Mission Begin Again’.  

In phase two from June 5, all shops on one side of the road, lane or passage will open for full working hours on one day,while all shops on the other side of the road will remain open the next day and so on, the order said.

The order also advised municipal commissioners along with police commissioners to actively inv9olve market and shop owner association to effectively implement the arrangement and maintain social distancing norms.

In phase three from June 8, private offices can operate with up to 10 per cent staff or 10 people, whichever is more, with remaining employees working from home.

"All employers should undertake sensitisation programme to educate their employees about adequate precautions to be taken after returning home so that vulnerable people, especially the elderly, are not infected," the order said.


(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan