In a contemporary order, the Maharashtra authorities has directed the Authorities Railway Police (GRP) to impose superb on commuters discovered with out masks in native trains and on stations in Mumbai. The transfer is available in a bid to examine and management the unfold of the novel coronavirus within the state. In a letter to GRP Commissioner Ravindra Sengaonkar, state catastrophe administration division director Abhay Yawalkar has stated the superb shall be in step with the round issued by the Municipal Company of Larger Mumbai (MCGM) on September 9, or any additional round issued by the civic physique.
The MCGM at the moment imposes a superb of Rs 200 on folks discovered with out masks in public locations.
“The state bequeaths powers to the Authorities Railway Police to impose fines on commuters discovered to be travelling with out masks within the native trains or contained in the station premises,” Yawalkar stated within the letter.
To be able to keep away from resurgence of COVID-19 circumstances, it’s crucial that each one associated protocols are adopted by commuters, the letter stated.
Sengaonkar stated they obtained the letter on Wednesday night and “we are going to go forward with the implementation of the directive in coordination with the MCGM”.
Since June 15, the state and the railway authorities have resumed a restricted variety of particular suburban trains for folks employed in emergency providers.
At present, the railway authorities are working 1,410 particular providers on the Mumbai suburban community, together with 10 girls particular trains.
The state authorities has additionally proposed to the railways to permit most people to journey by native trains throughout non-peak hours.
(With inputs from PTI)