PCMC Issues Revised Lockdown Order; Know What Is Allowed, Not Allowed In Pimpri Chinchwad Now

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Sumit Singh

Pimpri Chinchwad, 6 April 2021: Following orders from the Maharashtra state government, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has issued a revised lockdown order.

PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil has issued the following order which is in force from April 5 to 30.

1. Imposition of section 144 and Night Curfew 

a) Section 144imposed in PCMC area.

b) From 7 am to 6 pm on Monday to Friday, no more than 5 people to gather in any public place.

c) Rest of the period (i.e. From 6 pm to 7 am on weekdays and from 6 pm Friday to 7 am Monday) no one to move in a public place without valid reasons or by permission.

d) Medical and other essential services are exempted and their movements or operations are to be unrestricted.

e) Essential Services to include the following-

i. Hospital, diagnostic centres, clinics, Medical insurance offices, Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical companies, other and health services.

ii. Groceries, Vegetable Shops, Dairies, Bakeries, confectioneries, food shops.

iii. Public Transport — Trains, Taxis, Autos and Public Buses.

iv. Services related to the functioning of offices of Diplomats of various countries

v. Pre-Monsoon Activities by PCMC

vi. PCMC Services

vii. Transport of Goods

viii. Agriculture related services

ix. E-Commerce

x. Accredited Media

xi. Services Designated as essential services by PCMC Disaster Management Authority

xii. IT/ITES companies (only 20% staff allowed who are engaged in server work/maintenance work)

xiii. Petrol Pumps and Petroleum related products

xiv. All Cargo Services

xv. Data Centers/ Cloud Service Providers/ IT services supporting critical infrastructure and services

xvi. Government and Private Security Services

xvii. Fruit Vendors

The following Private organizations will be allowed to remain open on all weekdays only from 7 am to 6 pm subject to all personnel attending office getting vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of the Government of India (GOI) and till vaccinated completely to carry negative RTPCR corona result certificate valid upto 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10th April 2021. In absence of the requisite certificate. the offender will be fined an amount of Rs. 1000 will be levied.

a. SEBI and offices of SEBI recognized market infrastructure institutions such as stock exchanges, depositories and clearing corporations and intermediaries registered with SEBI.

b. RBI regulated entities and intermediaries including standalone primary dealers. CCIL, NPCI. payment system operators and financial market participants operating in RBI regulated markets.

c. All Non-Banking Financial Corporations

d. All Micro Finance Institutions

e. Offices of Advocates

f. Custom House Agents, Licensed Multi-Modal Transport Operators associated with movement of vaccines/ lifesaving drugs/ pharmaceutical products.

Persons arriving/ departing by Train/ Bus/ Flight during 6 pm to 7 am or on weekends may travel to the Airport/ Bus Station/ Train Station or back home from the same on the basis of a valid ticket.

Industrial Workers travelling by Private buses/ private vehicle may be allowed to travel on the basis of an identity card between 6 pm to 7 am during weekends to attend his/ her shift.

Places of Worship are currently closed to the public entirely. Only personnel engaged in the service of the place of worship shall continue to perform their duties.

In case of any wedding/ last rites to be held in the pace of worship, it may be allowed only for the said purpose subject to the adherence to all conditions as laid down with regard to weddings/ last rites as per Government Order (maximum 50 guests for wedding and 20 people for funeral).

Any student requiring to physically attend an exam may be allowed to travel to the examination centre/ back home after 6 pm or on weekends subject to carrying a valid hall ticket.

With regard to weddings that are scheduled to be held on weekends, the local ward office and police station to decide upon the same based on the local situation subject to adherence to all odes laid down for the conduct of weddings as per Government Order dated 4th April 2021.

Outdoor Activity:  All gardens/ public grounds to remain closed from 6 pm to 7 am on weekdays and from 6 pm Friday to 7 am Monday.

Shops, Markets and Malls: All shops, markets and malls to remain closed throughout the day except for essential services.

a) Essential services shops to operate while ensuring social distancing between customers in the shop premises. Extra customers to be kept waiting with adequate social distancing with markings wherever possible.

b) Essential shops owners and person working at all shops to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI. All shops are advised to follow safety measures like interaction with customers through transparent glass or other material shields, electronic payment etc.

c) All shop owners that are closed for now are advised to get all persons working with them to get vaccinated as per criteria of GOI as well as prepare with measures like interaction with customers through a transparent glass or other material shields, electronic payment etc. so that government can expedite reopening of the same without fear of spread.

Public Transport: 

Public transport will be fully operational with the following restrictions: –

Auto Rickshaw : Driver + 2 passengers only

Taxi : Driver + 50% vehicle capacity as per RTO

 Bus : Full seating occupancy as per RIO passing. However, no standing passengers will be allowed.

a) All persons using public transport to compulsorily wear mask in a proper manner barring which fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on the offenders.

b) In 4 wheeler taxi, if any one person is not wearing mask, the offender and the driver of the taxi will be fined an amount of Rs 500 each.

c) All vehicles to be sanitized after every trip.

d) All public transport – drivers and other staff coining into contact with the public to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI and till Vaccinated completely to carry negative corona result certificate valid upto 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10th April 2021. For taxis and autos, however, if driver isolates himself or herself through a plastic sheet or otherwise he or she may be exempted from this requirement.

e) In case if any of the above are found to be without negative RTPCR Certificate / without being vaccinated as above, a fine 01 05 1000/- will be levied.

f) In the case of out-station trains, railways authorities to ensure that there are no standing passengers in the general compartment and all passengers use masks.

g) Fine of Rs 500 to be levied in all trains for non-use of masks.

Offices: a) All Private offices to remain closed except for the following

i. Cooperative. PSU and Private Banks

ii. BSE/ NSE

iii. Electric Supply related Companies

iv. Telecom Service Providers

v. Insurance/ Mediclaim Companies

vi. Pharmaceutical company offices needed for Management of productions distribution

 – Government offices to function with 50% attendance except those required for the response to Covid 19 pandemic wherein they will work with 100% strength as per the decision of the HOD of the department/ office.

– All government offices as well as government companies related to electricity, water and banking and other financial services shall remain functional with full capacity.

– In case of Government offices as well as government companies, all meetings with anyone apart front office staff which is present in the same campus must only be conducted online.

– No visitors to be allowed in Government offices as well as government companies. Offices to start e-visitor system at the earliest.

– For government offices, in case of an exceptional circumstance, the HOD may be allowed to issue pass for visitors subject to them having a negative RTPCR report of within 48 hours on entry into the office.

– For both private and government offices, to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI, so that government may reopen expeditiously offices without fear of spread or acceleration of Covid 19.

 Private Transport: Private Vehicles including private buses can ply normally from 7 am to 6 pm on Monday to Friday and for the purposes of emergency or essential services for rest of the period (6 pm to 7 am on weekdays and 6 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday).

Private buses, in addition, will be subjected to the following:

a) To ply with only seating capacity. There should be no standing passengers ever.

b) Staff must get vaccinated as per GOIcriteria and till vaccinated; all the staff must have a valid negative RT-PCR test result certificate valid till 15 days. This rule shall operate from 10th April 2021.

Recreation and Entertainment

a) Cinema halls to remain closed

b) Drama theatres and auditorium to remain closed

c) Amusement Parks/ArcadesNideo Game Parlours to remain closed d) Water Parks to remain closed

e) Clubs, Swimming Pools, Gym and Sports Complex to remain closed.

f) All persons connected with these establishments should get vaccinated at the earliest. As per GOI guidelines so that reopening of these may be achieved at the earliest without fear of spread or acceleration of Covid 19

g) Shooting for films/Serial/Advertisements to be allowed subject to

  • Generally shooting of scenes with large number of artists to be avoided.
  • All staff engaged as well as artists to carry negative RTPCR test certificate valid for 15 days. This order will operate from 10th April 2021.
  • Quarantine Bubble may be created for the artists and staff engaged after getting permission from PCMC.

Restaurants, Bars, Hotels 

a) All Restaurants and bars to remain closed, except for those inside the campus and integral parts of hotels.

b) Take away orders, parcels and home delivery services to be allowed between 7 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday. On weekends only home delivery services shall be allowed between 7 am to 6 pm and there shall be no visiting any restaurant or bar for ordering purposes or pickup.

c) Restaurants and bars inside hotels are to be open only for in-house guests. In no circumstance should outside guests be allowed. For outsiders, they will follow the same restrictions as any other restaurant and bar as mentioned above.

d) All personnel belonging to home delivery services to be vaccinated at the earliest as per GOI guideline. However, in case the person is not vaccinated, he will have to carry a negative RTPCR report which will be valid for 15 days. This rule will be applicable from 10th April 2021.

e) Without negative RTPCR Certificate/ without being vaccinated as above, post 10th April 2021 a fine of Rs 1000 will be levied on the offender and fine of Rs 10,000 will be levied on the establishment. Repeated offenders may be withdrawn licenses or permissions for operations till notification for COVID 19 epidemic remains in force.

f) All staff that may work in these restaurants and bars are advised to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per 001 guidelines, so that reopening of these may be expedited.

Religious Places of Worship

a) Religious Places of Worship to remain closed.

b) All the personnel engaged in the service of the place of worship shall continue to perform their duties though no outside visitor shall be allowed.

c) All staff that may work in these places are advised to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per GOI guidelines. so that reopening of these may be expedited.

Barber Shops/ Spa/ Salon/ Beauty Parlors

a) Barber shops/ Spas / Salons and Beauty Parlors to remain closed. b) All staff that may work in these establishments are advised to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per GOI guidelines, so that reopening of these may be expedited.

 Newspapers: 

a) Newspapers can be printed and circulated.

b) Home Delivery also to be allowed between 7 am to 6 pm on all days.

c) All persons engaged in the activity to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI. All home delivery persons to carry negative RTPCR test result certificate, which will be valid for 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10th April, 2021.

 Schools and colleges: 

a) Schools and Colleges to remain closed.

b) Rule is hereby relaxed for std. 10th and 12th students to the extent of exams. All the Staff that may be used for the conduct of exams must be either vaccinated or should carry a negative RT-PCR certificate, valid for 48 hours.

c) For exam that are being conducted by any board, university or authority outside the state, denial of which may lead to hardships for students residing in Maharashtra may be allowed by concerned department under intimation to concern disaster management authority.

d) All private coaching classes of any kind to remain closed.

e) All staff that may work in these establishments are advised to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per GOI guideline, so that reopening of these may be expedited.

Religious, Social, Political, Cultural Functions

a) No religious, social, cultural or political functions of any kind to be allowed.

b) Marriages will be allowed with maximum of 50 people present:

 a. All the staff at any marriage hall or at any location serving visitors have to be vaccinated and till completely vaccinated they have to carry a valid negative RT-PCR certificate.

b. In case if any of the above are found to be without negative RTPCR Certificate/ without being vaccinated as above, a fine of Rs 1000/- will be levied on the offender and fine of Rs 10,000 will be levied on the establishment

c. Repeated offence in respect of a premise would lead to sealing of the same and withdrawal of permission to conduct any gathering therein till operation of notification of Covid 19 epidemic.

d) Funerals to be allowed a maximum of 20 people. All the staff should get vaccinated at the earliest and should carry a valid negative RT-PCR certificate.

Roadside Eatable Vendors: 

a) There will be no serving of food for eating at the location – parcels or home deliveries are allowed from 7 am to 6 pm on every day.

b) Waiting customers to wait away from counter with adequate social distancing.

c) Violation would lead to shutting down of the vendor till end of pandemic.

d) Every one engaged in the activity to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI. TA vaccination, these have to carry a negative RT-PCR test result valid for 15 days. This order shall take effect from 10th April 2021. If local authority feels that there is discipline in behaviour of the vendors, it may extend the effect of this order beyond 10r April 2021.

e) Ward office to have a close watch over such places through deployment of adequate personnel/ CCTV. Any customers or the vendors engaging in irresponsible behaviour violating COVID 19 protocols to be fined. However if the local authority feels that such behavior is repeated and is not possible to contain with the imposition of fines, Then they may order closure of the locations either temporarily or till the and of the pandemic.

 E-Commerce:

a) Every one engaged in the activity to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI and till vaccinated should carry a negative RT-PCR certificate that will remain valid for 15 days. The said rule will come into effect from 10th April 2021.

b) Repeated offence may lead to withdrawals of license to operate till the end of notification of COVID 19 epidemic.

Cooperative Housing Societies 

a) Any Cooperative Housing Societies having more than 5 active Corona positive cases will be treated as a micro containment zone.

b) Such societies shall put up a banner outside gate informing visitors and deny them entry.

c) All restrictions of micro containment zones like control over ingress and egress shall be monitored by the society.

d) In case of default the society may be fined Rs 10000/- in the first instance. Later instances may attract higher fines as decided by local authorities. This fine may be used to employ supervising personnel to ensure compliance of SOP by the society.

e) All CHSs are advised to ensure that all persons coming into the building on a regular basis get their RTPCR test done till they are vaccinated as per Government norms.

 Construction Activity

a) To be allowed only for sites where labourer’s are living on site. Movement to and from outside must be avoided, except for the purposed of material movements.

b) Every one engaged in the activity to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI and till get vaccinated must carry a negative RTPCR test result certificate, which will be valid for 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10 April 2021.

c) Defaults will lead to a fine of 10000/- for the developer of the construction site and repeated defaults may lead to closure of the site till existence of notification of COVID 19 epidemic.

d) If a worker is found pos. he or she would be allowed medical leave and cannot be discontinued during this absence for this reason. He or she will be entitled to full wages that he or she might have earned had he or she not contacted corona.

Manufacturing Sector to be operational with following conditions:

a) Factories and manufacturing units to scan body temperature of labourers pre-entry

b) All staff – managerial as well as shop floor and others – without exception – everyone engaged in the activity to get vaccinated at the earliest, as per criteria of GOI

c) If a labourer/ worker found positive, other labourers who have come into active contact with him to be quarantined with pay

d) Factories/ Units with more than 500 workers to set up their own quarantine facilities

e) In case of any worker found to be positive, unit to be closed until completely sanitised

f) Lunch and tea breaks to be staggered for avoiding crowding. No common eating places

g) Common toilet facilities to be sanitised frequently

h) All workers to get vaccinated as per GOI criteria and till vaccinated to carry a valid negative RTPCR test result certificate, which will be valid for 15 days. This rule will come into effect from 10th April 2021

i) If a worker is found positive he or she would be allowed medical leave and cannot be continued during this absence for this reason. He or she will be entitled to full wages that he or she might have earned had he or she not contacted corona

Oxygen Producers 

A) Any industrial process that is a net consumer of oxygen as a raw material is to be disallowed by default from 10th April 2021 onwards. Anyone desirous of carrying out such a process should approach the licensing authority and specifically ask for permission to continue by explaining the reasons. All licensing authorities should ensure that concerned establishments cither stop the process by 10th April 2021 or obtain explicit permission to continue

B) All industrial Producers of oxygen shall reserve 80% of their production (actual as well as Capacity) for medical or pharmaceutical purposes. They should declare their customers and end-use of the oxygen supplied from 10th April 2021 onwards.

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