COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC collects over Rs 58 cr in fines from people for not wearing face masks in public places
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday said that it has collected over Rs 58 crore in fines from people for not wearing face masks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest figures, till June 23, 2021, the BMC has collected a fine of Rs 58,42,99,600, which is inclusive of the fines collected by the Mumbai Police and Railways.

While the BMC has collected Rs 50,29,86,200, the Mumbai Police has collected Rs 7,62,74,200 in fines from people who were found without face masks in public places. Violators on the three railway lines — Western, Harbour and Central — have coughed up fines worth Rs 50,39,200.

Among the six zones in the city, Zone 2 has seen a large number of violators as the BMC has collected the highest amount of fine of Rs 8,90,23,100 followed by Zone 4 with a fine of Rs 8,37,49,600.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Wednesday crossed the 10,000 single-day case mark and reported 10,066 COVID-19 infections, taking its tally to 59,97,587, said the state health department.

With 163 more deaths, the fatality count increased to 1,19,303, the health department said. The state's COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.93 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 1.99 per cent, the report said.

According to the state health department's statement, Mumbai city reported 864 new cases and 23 deaths, taking its infection tally to 7,21,963 and the toll to 15,338.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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