Kharghar's Central Park to remain closed until further notice

As per reports, people visiting the part have not been following the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. Visitors have been flouting the norms by not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing as directed by the government.

Kharghar's Central Park to remain closed until further notice

The number of coronavirus cases in Panvel have seen a significant rise since the last few weeks, and observing the same the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) have taken strict actions to curb the spread. 

Reports state that the number of patients is increasing in Kharghar and the nearby municipal limits. Addressing this concern, Municipal Commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh, on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, decided to close Central Park located in Kharghar to prevent the spread of the virus.

It is said that several citizens have been seen crowding in Kharghar's Central Park and it has also come to light that social distancing is not being observed by the visitors. Moreover, people have not been wearing a masks, using sanitizers, or maintaining the suggested distance while at the Central Park, and this can increase the risk of coronavirus for them. 

To prevent this, Commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh has ordered to keep Central Park closed until further notice.

Data reveals that Kharghar has the highest number of coronavirus patients in the Panvel municipal area, and this is followed by Kalamboli and New Panvel. 

The popular Central Park is often crowded and is a magnificent park spread over an area of about 100 acres. Citizens from Navi Mumbai, Kamothe, Kalamboli visit this place in large numbers every day and attimes several vehicles do not even have space to park here. 

However, in view of the growing COVID-19 cases the Central Park has been instructed to remain closed until further notice.

Meanwhile, the state government is taken necessary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. While a lockdown has not been announced yet, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in a recently held meeting stated that if people did not follow the COVID-19 safety rules, the government will have no choice but to consider a lockdown as an option. Similar statement was made by State Health Minister Rajesh Tope while he addressed the media on Monday, March 22, 2021. 

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