Pune: PMC, PCMC Issue Fresh Lockdown Orders; Know What Is Allowed, Not Allowed From August 15

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Sumit Singh

Pune/Pimpri, 14th August 2021: As per the guidelines of the Maharashtra state government, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) today issued new orders to lift various restrictions.

The new order will come into effect from August 15 (Sunday) and they will be applicable in cantonment areas of Pune, Khadki and Dehuroad also.

New guidelines are as follows: 

  • Hotels, restaurants, shops can open till 10 pm for dining at 50% capacity. COVID preventive measures to be followed. Parcel service allowed 24 hours.
  • Malls also can open till 10 pm. However, only those who have taken two doses of the corona vaccine will be allowed to enter the mall.


  • People can travel in local trains 14 days after the second dose. The Railways has been instructed to issue monthly and quarterly passes to those who have a double dose certificate. Those who do not follow the rules can be fined up to Rs 500 and face legal action.
  • Weddings in an open courtyard, lawn, or closed premises allowed with 50% of the seating capacity or a maximum of 100 guests in PCMC area and maximum 200 in PMC area.
  • Private offices can be open 24 hours a day. However, only 50% staff can be allowed in one shift in PCMC and 25% in PMC areas.
  • All shops allowed to open till 10 pm.
  • Religious places, cinema halls and multiplexes, theatres, auditoriums not allowed to open
  • If the players in indoor sports and their staff and management have also completed two doses of vaccination, then all the sports like badminton, table tennis etc. are allowed in any indoor sports facility
  • Inter-state travel: People coming from other states to Maharashtra will be required to carry COVID negative RTPCR test report (72 hours prior to journey) or stay in 14 days quarantine if they have not completed vaccine dose.
  • Ban on political, social, religious, cultural programs, rallies, protest.

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