Consideration Mumbaikars! Now Mumbai Police can subject challans for not carrying face masks

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Sunday (February 21, 2021) introduced that the Mumbai Police can now subject challans to individuals not carrying a face masks.

Param Bir Singh took to his official Twitter account to announce the information and mentioned, “Expensive Mumbaikars, Mumbai Police is now authorised to subject challans to offenders not carrying a masks too. Each time we fined you for not carrying a helmet or seatbelt it was all the time to remind you the worth of your life & security. Identical for masks. Please take care. You matter to us.”

Offenders must pay a fantastic of Rs 200.

That is to be famous that the Maharashtra state has been reporting a surge in COVID-19 confirmed instances over the previous few days. In Mumbai, the full variety of constructive instances has elevated to three.17 lakh, whereas the lively instances rose to 7,276.

“Virtually 90 per cent of the brand new instances are coming from buildings. Most of them are both asymptomatic or gentle and like to remain at residence, mentioned extra municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani.

Kakani added that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) had no plans for a lockdown in Mumbai for now and would as an alternative give attention to elevated testing and remedy, and strict implementation of face masks in public locations.

The BMC on Friday had reportedly penalised 13,592 individuals for not carrying masks in public locations and picked up Rs 27.18 lakh as a fantastic. In response to the PTI information company, the BMC has to date penalised greater than 15 lakh individuals throughout Mumbai and picked up Rs 31.7 crore as a fantastic.

Officers have additionally been directed to extend scrutiny and guarantee individuals adjust to the face masks rule.

In trains and native stations, a particular squad of 300 officers has been shaped to test for compliance by commuters.

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