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Business News/ News / India/  Maharashtra unlock: Mumbai falls in Level 3. Here's what will remain open, closed from tomorrow

After the Maharashtra government announced a detailed five-level plan to initiate the unlock process, the civic body in Mumbai has issued new guidelines to control the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, India's financial capital will be categorised under Level 3 when the new rules are imposed on Monday.

Level 3 areas are those where the positivity rate is between 5% and 10% or more than 40% of beds with oxygen are occupied. The latest figures have marked the positivity rate in Mumbai at 5.3%.

Categorization of areas
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Categorization of areas

Based on this, the following restrictions will be in place in Mumbai from Monday.

  • Based on the new rules, Mumbai's local trains will not be open to the public for now. Movement on local trains has been restricted to medical emergencies and essential services.
  • All the shops and establishments dealing with essential items will be allowed to function till 4 pm on all days.
  • The establishments selling non-essential items will stay open till 4 pm on weekdays only.
  • All malls, theatres and multiplexes will remain shut.
  • The restaurants will be allowed to open with 50% seating capacity till 4 pm only on weekdays. Afterwards, only parcel and takeaway services will remain functional.
  • Gyms, salons, beauty centres, spas and wellness centres will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity and only till 4 pm. The establishments have been directed not to make use of air-conditioners and entertain only customers with prior appointments.
  • Private offices can stay open at 50% capacity till 4 pm on working days, excluding the exempted category.
  • Government offices can also function with 50% of the capacity.
  • Movie/television shoots, along with gatherings such as funerals and weddings will also be allowed till 4 pm on weekdays at 50% capacity.
  • For marriages, only 50 people are allowed to congregate and only 20 people can attend funerals.
  • Construction activity has been allowed but all labours are required to leave the site by 4 pm.
  • E-commerce deliveries will continue as regular.
  • Public transport has also been allowed with 100% of the seating capacity. No queueing or travelling while standing in the buses etc will be permitted.
  • Parks and gardens will open from 5 am to 9 am.
  • The movement of cargo will be regular.
  • Inter-district travel for passengers by private cars, taxis, buses, long-distance trains will be regular. Except if moving or passing through any stoppage in level 5, wherein passenger e-pass is a must.
  • For all other manufacturing units which aren’t covered under essential, continuous process or export-oriented units will operate at 50% staff-movement with transport bubble.

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Updated: 06 Jun 2021, 10:44 AM IST
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