Now allow beauty parlours, salons to open: MLA Sunil Tingre requests PMC

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, May 29, 2020: Amidst the stringent lockdown, liquor shops and other business establishment have been allowed to open. People are demanding the grooming salons to be open as well. Therefore, Vadgaosheri constituency MLA Sunil Tingre has requested Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad to allow beauty parlour and hairdressing salons to open under the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). 


In his letter, Tingre stated, “The hairdressing salon/beauty parlour business in Pune city should be started with the necessary guidelines except in the micro containment zones. The families dependent on these businesses will have some source of income. Also, the inconvenience caused to the citizens will end.”


Recently, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) allowed salons to open by issuing strict guidelines on how to run barbers’ shops/beauty parlours by following physical distancing norms and other rules. “In the background of the permission/order given by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation on 23/05/2020, it is a humble request to think about starting a hairdressing salon/beauty parlour business within Pune city limits as well”, Tingre further stated in his letter.


However, any official order regarding the opening of beauty hair salons from PMC is awaited. According to PMC, the number of total Coronavirus positive patients has crossed the 6,000 mark and reached 6093 till 7.30 pm. However, out of 6093 total patients, 3450 have been cured while 301 have died. 2340 active patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals. Also, 166 of them are critical, including 45 who are on ventilator support. Out of 2340 active patients, 1588 are admitted to PMC centers, including Naidu hospital, 146 are in Sassoon hospital, and 606 are in private hospitals. Today swab samples of 1179 people were collected for COVID tests. Till now, samples of 47,761 people have been tested.