Good News: These activities will be allowed in Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra from June 3

The Government of Maharashtra, on May 31, released the new guidelines called 'Mission Begin Again' where restrictions in several cities will be lifted in a phase-wise manner between June 3 and June 8, 2020, amidst lockdown 5.0

Good News: These activities will be allowed in Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra from June 3

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday, May 30, announced an extension of lockdown (fifth phase) across containment zones in India and on May 31, the Government of Maharashtra released the new guidelines called 'Mission Begin Again' where officials said that restrictions in several parts of the state, including cities like Mumbai and Pune, will be lifted in a phase-wise manner.

Talking about the easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening, the statement signed by Ajoy Mehta, read,

In Municipal Corporations of MMR Region including MCGM, Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur following activities are additionally permitted with restrictions, in phases as described below except for containment zones."

Also Read: BMC updates the list of containment zones or red zones in Mumbai

As a part of Mission Begin Again, here's what will be allowed in Maharashtra in Phase 1, effective from June 3, 2020

1. Outdoor physical activities - Individual physical exercises like cycling, jogging, running, walking shall be permitted on public open spaces including beaches, public/private playgrounds, grounds belonging to societies/institutions, gardens and promenades with following conditions. No activities will be permitted in the indoor portion or indoor stadium.

  • This will be allowed between 5 am to 7 pm.
  • No group activity will be permitted. However, children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • People are advised to stay outdoors only for the purposes of physical activities for a limited duration.
  • No other activity is permitted.
  • People are permitted to use only nearby/neighbourhood open spaces. Long-distance travel will not be permitted.
  • People are advised to avoid crowded open spaces.
  • People are actively encouraged to use cycling as a form of physical exercise as it automatically ensures social distancing.

2. Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians with social distancing norms and usage of masks and sanitization.

3. Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments.

4. All Government offices (excluding Emergency, health & Medical, treasuries, disaster management, police, NIC, food & Civil Supply, FCI, N.Y.K., Municipal Services who can operate at the levels as per the need) will function at 15% strength or minimum 15 employees whichever is more.

As a part of Mission Begin Again, here's what will be allowed in Maharashtra in Phase 2, effective from June 5, 2020

1. All markets, market areas & shops, except malls and market complexes, are allowed to function on PI-P2 basis (shops on one side of the road/lane/passage to be opened on odd dates while shops on the other side on even dates) from 9 am to 5 pm with following conditions.

2. The use of trial rooms in the shops will not be permitted for clothes, apparels and similar items to prevent the spread of infection. Similarly, the exchange policy and return policy will not be permitted.

3. The shopkeepers will be responsible for ensuring social distancing norms in the shops and are encouraged to take measures such as foot markings on the floor, token system, home delivery etc.

4. People are advised to walk / to use cycles for shopping purposes and to use nearby/neighbourhood markets as far as possible. Long-distance travel for nonessential items will not be permitted. Use of motorized vehicles for shopping will be strictly discouraged.

5. If any failure of social distancing is seen, then authorities will immediately close down such shops/markets.

6. Movement of people is allowed in the following manner:

  • Taxi Cab/aggregator - Only essential - I + 2
  • Rickshaw - Only essential - I + 2
  • Four-wheeler - Only essential - 1+ 2
  • Two-wheeler - Only essential - One Rider

As a part of Mission Begin Again, here's what will be allowed in Maharashtra in Phase 3, effective from June 8, 2020

1. All private offices can operate with up to 10% strength as per requirement, with remaining persons working from home. However, all the employers will take sensitisation programs to educate the employees to take adequate precautions on returning home so that vulnerable group especially the elderly is not infected.


Also Read: Lockdown 5.0: These activities will be limited to Containment Zones across India until June 30

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