Pune, 10 July 2020: The Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) has decided to implement strict lockdown for 10 days in 23 Gram Panchayats which are adjacent to or nearby jurisdiction of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad police commissionerates. The lockdown will be implemented from July 13 midnight till July 23 midnight in the Gram Panchayats located in Haveli and Mulshi taluka, informed ZP CEO Ayush Prasad.
He has written to the District Collector Naval Kishore Ram and Superintendent of Police Sandip Patil for the implementation of the lockdown measures. The decision was taken on the instructions of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the guardian minister of Pune district.
Pawar had held a meeting with officials from the district administration, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pune City Police and Pimpri Chinchwad Police. It was decided to impose strict lockdown in both the police commissionerates and adjacent rural areas due to the rising number of Coronavirus Disease (COVID19).
The Gram Panchayats in Haveli taluka where lockdown will be implemented are Wagholi, Kesnand, Avhalwadi, Manjari Budruk, Manjari, Kadamwakvasti, Lonikalbhor, Urulikanchan, Kunjirwadi, Autade, Handewadi, Wadki, Nanded, Kirkitwadi, Khadakwasla, Gorhe Budruk, Gorhe Khurd, Donje and Khanapur.
The Gram Panchayats in Mulshi taluka where lockdown will be implemented are Nande, Bhugaon, Bhukum, Pirangut and Ghotawade.
According to officials, during the lockdown only milk supply, medical store and hospital will be allowed to open from July 13 to July 18. From July 19 to July 23, other essential commodities shops will be allowed to open. There will be a restriction on the movement of people and passes will be required for vehicle use.