Mumbai Weekend Lockdown: What is Allowed and What’s Not?

Mumbai Weekend Lockdown: What is Allowed and What’s Not?

Incoming and outgoing passengers can travel during lock-down weekends and night curfew without restrictions.

At a railway terminal in Mumbai, passengers sanitise their luggage.

The Municipal Corporation of Brihanmumbai and the Mumbai Police released on Wednesday a specific guideline for restrictions in Mumbai, clarifying several issues, as three concurrent restrictions exist in the city: the curfew for weekends and the weekend lockdown and overall restrictions applicable in whole Maharashtra.

List of Restrictions on Weekend lockdown

Strict lockdown will be imposed on Saturday and Sunday but it will not be like that of the lockdown last year.

  • The in-person takeaway from hotels is not allowed during the weekend lockdown. Only home deliveries are allowed.
  • But takeaway during weekend lockdown is allowed at roadside food stalls. No person will be allowed to stand and eat.
  • Maid, cooks, drivers, housel helps, nurses and medical attendees providing services to senior citizens and ailing people at home allowed between 7 am and 10 pm. The clause implies that for regular work, their movement is not allowed.
  • Eye clinics and optician shops allowed to remain open during the time issued by the state government.
  • Home delivery of essential supplies through online service providers allowed 24 hours all days.
  • Students/candidates attending exams can travel with valid hall tickets accompanied by one guardian

List Of Restrictions on weekdays

  • Movement of not more than 5 people allowed between 7 am and 8 pm as night curfew starts at 8 pm. From Friday 8 pm, there will be no movement allowed except essential services till Monday 7 am as night curfew and weekend lockdown get combined.
  • All beaches will be closed till April 30.
  • Gardens and public grounds are open from 7 am to 8 pm on weekdays but more than 5 people not allowed.
  • All shops, market, malls except those of essential services will remain closed both on weekdays and weekends.
  • Buses are allowed to run in full capacity but no passenger should travel standing. Auto rickshaws can carry two passengers, and a taxi can operate with the driver and 50 per cent capacity of passengers.
  • Private vehicles are allowed between 7 am and 8 pm on weekdays. During restricted hours, private vehicles will be allowed only to offer essential services.
  • People arriving in Mumbai by train, bus, flight are allowed to travel at all times. The same is applicable for outbound passengers.
  • Industrial workers can travel at all times using a valid ID card.
  • Shooting for films and Tv programmes allowed with conditions.
  • Religious places, barbershops, spa, salon, parlours will remain closed.
  • Newspaper circulation allowed between 7 am and 8 pm.
  • Bars and wine shops are permitted home delivery.
  • Schools and colleges will remain closed.
  • Residential societies with more than five positive cases will be sealed and outsiders will not be allowed entry.

The restrictions will be in place till April 30

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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