Mumbai Traffic Police makes violaters  do sit-ups for coming out of their homes during. lockdown.
Mumbai Traffic Police makes violaters do sit-ups for coming out of their homes during. lockdown.
BL Soni

In the last month, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) collected more than Rs 21 lakh as fines from COVID norms violators. The special squad formed to check violations in the city took action against 4300 people across the city. However, since the pandemic outbreak, the civic body took action against more than 65,000 people and establishments.

To curb the rising incidence of COVID, the Maharashtra government imposed a statewide curfew under Break the Chain in April. Even today, there are level 3 restrictions across the state and a limited number of services are available. Citizens have been instructed to strictly abide by the curfew rules to break the growing chain of coronavirus.

Since the lockdown was imposed in Maharashtra in April 2021, the Special Vigilance Squad of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) took action against 4312 people and establishments for not following the curfew and COVID 19 norms. The civic body also collected over Rs 21.3 lakh as fines.

However, action is being taken by the Municipal Corporation and the police against the citizens who are violating the curfew rules and endangering social health without following the Covid norms.

As per the data shared by the civic body, since the outbreak, a total of 65,937 people and establishments have faced the action. The civic body collected Rs 3,02,80,650. The civic body has extended the level 3 restrictions in the city till July 12. All shops except essentials are allowed to open till 4 pm and malls, theaters are closed.

The impact of the second wave of Covid seems to have stabilized somewhat since last week, with the NMMC keeping the number of daily tests to more than 6,000.

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