Maharashtra Lockdown Extended Till October 31, Know What Is Allowed, Not Allowed

Pune, September 30, 2020: Maharashtra government today extended lockdown in the state till October 31 and issued revised guidelines about what is allowed and what is not allowed now.

  1. Containment Zones:-
  • The Containment Zones in the State will remain in force till further orders.
  • The directions issued by the Central Government and State Government from time to time to demarcate the Containment Zones and operations therein will be in force till further orders.
  • Considering the local conditions, the concerned District Collector and the Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the State may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and the movement of persons to contain the spread of the epidemic only with the prior written approval of Chief Secretary, Maharashtra.
  1. Activities to remain prohibited across the State:-
  • Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st October 2020. Online / distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (including that in malls and market complexes), auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  • International Air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
  • Metro Rail.
  • Social /political/ Sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
  1. All essential shops which are allowed to remain open before today’s order shall continue to do so.
  2. The activities already allowed and permitted from time to time shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with this order and shall remain in three up to 31st October, 2020.
  3. The following activities will lie allowed to operate:-
  • Hotels / Food Courts / Restaurants and Bars will be allowed to operate from 5th October 2020 with capacity not exceeding 50% or as may be prescribed by the local authorities. Separate SOP will he issued by the Tourism Department for necessary precautions to be taken while operating these establishments.
  • All industrial and manufacturing units of non-essential items in Mumbai Metropolitan Region would be allowed to operate.
  1. There shall be free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles within and out of the State without any restrictions of timings. The competent authorities shall ensure the free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles and there shall be no restriction on oxygen manufacturers and suppliers.
  2. All trains originating and ending their journey within the State to be restarted with immediate effect subject to the protocols regarding Covid-19 laid down by the State and Central Government from time to time.
  3. The Railways to increase the frequency of the local trains in the MMR region to meet the increased demand subject to the protocols regarding Covid-19 laid down by the State and Central Government from time to time.
  4. Dabbawalas in the MMR region to be allowed in the local trains after procuring of the QR codes from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
  5. The local trains in Pune region to be resumed as per the protocols and procedure followed in MMR region. The Commissioner of Police, Pune will be the Nodal Officer to coordinate for the same.
  6. Any other allowed and permitted activity by any specific/ general order would continue to operate.
  7. Easing of Restrictions and opening up of the activities which remain prohibited across the State will he done in phased manner along-with Standard Operating Procedures Guidelines.

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