Pimpri Chinchwad: PCMC reduces fine for not wearing mask

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Pimpri, June 5, 2020: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) was imposing a fine of Rs 500 against the citizens who did not wear masks while going to public places. However, due to the high amount of fine, the Standing Committee on Thursday reduced the fine to Rs 200. Therefore, if you do not use the mask now, a fine of Rs 200 will be levied.

The number of corona patients in Pimpri-Chinchwad has been increasing rapidly in the last few days. Since April 8, the district administration has made it mandatory for citizens to wear masks. In Pimpri-Chinchwad, many citizens were found not wearing masks in public places. It is important to observe social distance and wear a mask to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. It must be complied with by all citizens. The municipality had initiated punitive action against the citizens of the city for not wearing masks.

In Pimpri-Chinchwad city, a fine of Rs 500 was being imposed to make people wear masks. But, the amount of fine is higher. Many have lost their jobs or getting reduced salaries due to the lockdown. Therefore, many can’t pay a fine of Rs 500. With this in mind, a resolution has been approved in the Standing Committee meeting that a fine of Rs 200 should be levied instead of Rs 500.