Haji Ali Dargah Closed Temporarily To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus .
Haji Ali Dargah Closed Temporarily To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus .
Photo by BL SONI

In a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Mumbai's famed dabbawalas have suspended their tiffin courier services from March 20-31, an official spokesperson said here on Thursday. "Adhering to the directives of the state government to avoid spreading the coronavirus, we have decided to suspend our services from tomorrow (March 20) till March 31. We plan to resume operations from April 1," said Mumbai Dabbawalas Association spokesperson Subhas Talekar.

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
Salman Ansari
Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
Bhushan Koyande

There are around 5,000 dabbawalas who ferry over 2,00,000 lunch boxes to and from homes-offices to lakhs of office-goers and students in what has become a globally renowned efficient service. This is a rare voluntary suspension of service by the dabbawalas who work round-the-year ferrying tiffins around Mumbai, barring an annual 10-day pilgrimage break.

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
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Maharashtra has currently touched 49 COVID-19 positive cases in the state, plus one who succumbed to the viral disease this week.

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
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BMC put up numbers of hoardings to spread awareness for Corona diseas across the city in Mumbai

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
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Deserted look Haji Ali Shrine is seen after the management decision to shut down the shrine as a precautionery measure from COVID on Thursday in Mumbai

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
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Marine drive queen necles empty for deadly coronavirus in mumbai

Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
BL Soni
Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
Salman Ansari
Dabbawallas cancel plans, Haji Ali empty: How Mumbai is going silent
Bhushan Koyande

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