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Updated on: Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 01:00 PM IST

COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC collects over Rs 66 crore in fines from people not wearing face masks, Rs 55.48 lakh for spitting in public places

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Representative Image | PTI

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday said that it has collected over Rs 66 crore in fines from people for not wearing face masks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest figures, till September 7, 2021, the BMC has collected a fine of Rs 66,78,38,000 which is inclusive of the fines collected by the Mumbai Police and Railways.

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While the BMC has collected Rs 56,51,39,200 the Mumbai Police has collected Rs 9,76,59,600 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 4 has seen a large number of violators as the BMC has collected the highest amount of fine of Rs 9,86,16,800 followed by Zone 2 with a fine of Rs 9,67,15,300.

Moreover, till September 7, 2021, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected a total of Rs 55,48,300, for spitting in public places.

Among the six zones in the city, Zone 1 has seen a large number of offenders as the BMC has collected the highest amount of fine of Rs 31,07,200 followed by Zone 4 with a fine of Rs 6,32,000.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 353 new COVID-19 cases on September 7, Tuesday, taking the total tally to 7,47,078.

404 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Tuesday, taking the recovery count to 7,24,898. Now, there are 3718 active cases in the city.

City recorded 2 deaths due to coronavirus on Tuesday, which pushed its fatality count to 16,000 as per data released by the city's civic body.
On Monday, 38,484 tests were conducted. May 17 had reported the lowest count rate with just 17,640 tests. Till date, 94,64,536 tests have been conducted in the city.

Meanwhile, the doubling rate on Mumbai has declined to 1266 days, while the weekly growth rate has increased to 0.06 percent.

There are total 0 containment zones in the city and 49 buildings have been sealed as per today's data. Recovery rate of Mumbai district has increased to 97 percent.

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Published on: Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 01:00 PM IST
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