Pune: Malls, shopping complexes to open from August 5, Maharashtra govt issues lockdown guidelines

Uddhav Thackeray

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Pune, 29 July 2020: Maharashtra government has extended lockdown in the state till August 31. However, as part of its ‘Mission Begin Again’ initiative the government has will allow many activities in phase-wise manner, said Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta.

In Municipal corporations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region including MCGM, Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur following activities are permitted with restrictions as specified in the Orders issued from time to time. Standard Operating Procedure will be given by the concerned Urban Local Bodies.

i) All essential shops which are allowed to remain open before today’s order shall continue to do so.

ii) All nonessential shops will be allowed to continue as per relaxations and guidelines issued earlier and are in operation as per the policy of respective Municipal Corporation. All non-essential markets, market areas & shops will remain open from 9 am to 7 pm. Liquor shops will continue to operate if permitted, home delivery or otherwise.

iii) Malls and market complexes will be operational from 9 am to 7 pm with effect from 5 August 2020 without theatres, Food Courts / Restaurants. However, the kitchen of restaurant and food courts will be allowed to operate in Malls wherein only home delivery through aggregators will be allowed.

iv) E-commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items & material.

v) All the industrial units which are presently open will continue to operate.

vi) All constructions sites (Public/Private) which are allowed to remain open and operational. All such pre-monsoon works (Public and Private) which are allowed.

vii) Home delivery restaurants / Kitchen. viii) On-line / distance learning and related activities.

ix) All Governments offices (excluding Emergency, health & Medical, treasuries, disaster management, police, NIC, Food & Civil Supply, FCI, N.Y.K., Municipal Services to function with 15% strength or 15 persons whichever is higher.

x) All private offices can operate up to 10% strength or 10 people, whichever is more

xi) Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians.

xii) Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments

xiii) The inter-district movement of persons within the area of Municipal Corporations under the MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) for the essential activities and the office purposes. For shopping purposes people are expected to use only nearby / neighbourhood markets only. Long distance travel for non-essential items will not be permitted.

xiv) Marriage related gatherings on open spaces, lawns, Non Air conditioned halls as permitted by state government earlier

xv) Outdoor Physical Activities with restrictions

xvi) Printing and Distribution of newspapers (including home delivery)

xvii) The offices/staff of Educational institutions (Universities/ Colleges/ Schools) for the purpose of non-teaching purposes including development of e-content, evaluation of answer sheets and declaration of results, research workers and scientists.

xviii) Barber Shops, Spas, Saloons, Beauty Parlors with conditions as permitted by State Government

xix) Outdoor non team sports like Golf courses, outdoor firing range, outdoor gymnastics, tennis, outdoor badminton and malkhamb will be allowed with physical distancing and sanitation measures with effect from 5th August, 2020. Swimming pools will not be allowed to operate.

xx) Movement of people is allowed in following manner:
Taxi/Cab/aggregator Only essential 1 + 3

Rickshaw Only essential 1 + 2

Four Wheeler Only essential 1 + 3

Two wheeler 1 + 1 with helmet and mask.

Wearing of mask shall be compulsory in transport system.

xxi) Any other allowed and permitted activity by any specific/ general order.

 

In the rest of State except the areas covered above, all activities, which are not explicitly prohibited or banned, shall continue to be permitted, with restrictions as specified in the Orders issued from time to time:-

i. All essential shops which are allowed to remain open before this order, shall . continue to do so.

ii. Intro district bus service will be allowed with maximum 50% capacity per bus with physical distancing and sanitation measures.

iii. Inter-district movement will continue to be regulated.

iv. All non-essential markets / shops will remain open from 9 am to 7 pm.

v. Malls and market complexes will be operational from 9 am to 7 pm with effect from 5 August, 2020 without theatres, Food Courts / Restaurants. However kitchen of restaurant and food courts will be allowed to operate in Malls wherein only home delivery through aggregators will be allowed. Standard Operating Procedure will be given by the concerned Urban / Rural Local Bodies.

vi. Marriage related gatherings on open spaces, lawns, Non Air conditioned halls  as per conditions

vii. Outdoor Physical Activates with restrictions

viii. Printing and Distribution of newspapers (including home delivery)

ix. The offices / staff of Educational institutions (Universities/ Colleges/ Schools) for the purpose of non-teaching purposes including development of e-content, evaluation of answer sheets and declaration of results, research workers and scientists.

x. Barber Shops, Spas, Saloons, Beauty Parlors with conditions as permitted by State Government

xi. Outdoor non team sports like Golf courses, outdoor firing range, gymnastics: tennis, outdoor badminton and malkhamb will be allowed with physical distancing and sanitation measures with effect from 5. August, 2020. Swimming pools will not be allowed to operate.

xii. All public and private transport will follow passenger management:
Two wheeler 1 + 1 with helmet and mask.

Three wheeler Only essential 1 + 2

Four Wheeler Only essential 1 + 3
Wearing of mask shall compulsory in transport system

xiii. Any other allowed and permitted activity by any specific/general order.

Easing of Restrictions and opening up of the activities which remain prohibited across the State will be done in phased manner alongwith Standard Operating Procedures / Guidelines.  

According to the order, 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. “The movement of persons for the purposes of non-essential activities like shopping and the outdoor exercises, shall be restricted within the neighbourhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene. The unrestricted movement will be permitted only for attending place of work which are open and bonafide humanitarian requirement including medical reason. The activities already allowed and permitted from time to time shall be continued”, the order states.

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