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COVID-19: Mumbai local train passengers fined for not wearing masks

Two weeks after local trains were opened for all, Mumbai reported a jump in the count of fresh Covid-19 ...
COVID-19: Mumbai local train passengers fined for not wearing masks

Two weeks after local trains were opened for all, Mumbai reported a jump in the count of fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday. Therefore, BMC will take a decision after reviewing the situation on February 22. 

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday said that it is in the hands of people to avert another COVID-induced lockdown by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

60 out of 100 people travelling by trains don't wear masks which has led to the increase in the cases. Against this backdrop, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation and the administration are on high alert mode. The civic body in a joint drive with Mumbai division of Railway has decided to take against passengers who do not wear masks.

A total of 2060 passengers on Mumbai Suburban Network, Central Railway were fined between 1st to 14th February, 2021 for not wearing masks. A total fine of Rs 1,21,600 collected from them.

While Western Railway CPRO informed, 2558 passengers in Mumbai were penalised between 1st to 14th February for not wearing masks, in a joint drive of BMC and Mumbai division of Railway. A total penalty of Rs 3,28,500 collected from them: 

If the cases continue to rise and people ignore COVID norms and regulations, then BMC will not hesitate in taking a strong measure within the next 10 days, Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC.

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