Maharashtra Frees Movement Within Mumbai Region

In further easing of restrictions, the Maharashtra government allowed movement of people within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The move means that people would no longer need to seek an e-pass from local police to travel to places in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar, Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar. For the rest of the state, interstate and inter-district movement would continue to be regulated.

This follows Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s earlier announcements of easing of restrictions such as allowing newspaper distribution to apartment homes from June 7 and functioning of private offices from June 8 with a maximum staff strength of 10 for now and the rest working from home. The state has asked employers to take proper sanitisation measures for the employees coming to offices, so that they don’t become the carriers of viral infection.

The state has said that that henceforth shops in one lane would be open on one day and stay shut for the next, while shops in the other lane would follow the same rule alternatively.

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