Colleges, Universities And Tourist Places In Pune District To Open From Monday; Private Offices Can Operate With 100% Attendance, Hotel Timings Changed

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Sumit Singh

Pune, 8th October 2021: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has directed to start colleges, universities and tourist spots in Pune district from Monday as the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) situation in the district is improving and the rate of vaccination is also good.

He was speaking at a Covid review meeting held at the Divisional Commissioner’s Office today. MP Girish Bapat, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, Pimpri-Chinchwad Mayor Mai Dhore, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao were present at the meeting.

Pawar said that the Pune district ranks second in the state in vaccination. Colleges should be started from Monday as the incidence of covid infection is also under control. Only students who have taken two doses of the vaccine should be admitted to the college premises. Care should be taken to ensure that college management adheres to the Corona guidelines. Students coming from outside the district will be required to take the RT-PCR test.

The closure of tourist spots in the district is affecting the employment of small traders. Tourist destinations should also be started from Monday as the Covid situation is under control. Tourists should be required to wear masks and observe the physical distance.


From Monday, private offices, like government offices, should be allowed to continue with 100 per cent attendance and hotels should be allowed to continue till 11 pm. Training centers under the jurisdiction of the state and central governments should also be started from Monday.

He further said that the number of corona infections is declining and this is a good thing. However, in view of the upcoming festival, citizens need to follow the Corona guidelines to take care of themselves and their families. Citizens who have not received the second dose of the vaccine should be encouraged to get vaccinated. A special vaccination campaign should be carried out in slum areas of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas. The cooperation of social organizations should be sought for door-to-door vaccination.


He said that efforts are being made to start cinemas and theatres in the district from October 22. Pawar also gave instructions to increase vaccination in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area.


Divisional Commissioner Rao informed about the Covid situation in the district through a presentation. The administration is making special efforts to prevent the spread of covid infection, so the positivity rate is under control.


He said that special efforts would be made to prevent the spread of infection during the upcoming festival. Last week, action was taken against 2,584 people for violating the Corona rules and Rs 9 lakh 60 thousand fines were collected. The positivity rate of the district is 3.01 and last week 3 thousand 897 new infected patients were found while 4 thousand 382 patients recovered from COVID19. The corona recovery rate in the district is 98 per cent and the death rate is 1.6 per cent.


The meeting was also attended by MLA Adv. Ashok Pawar, Sunil Tingre, Siddharth Shirole, Sanjay Jagtap, Dilip Mohite, Vallabh Benke, Mukta Tilak, Yashada Director General S Chokkalingam, Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil, Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash, District Superintendent of Police Dr Abhinav Deshmukh, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad Ayush Prasad and other senior officers.