CM Thackeray Warns of Tighter Curbs After Witnessing Heavy Traffic in Mumbai

CM Thackeray Warns of Tighter Curbs After Witnessing Heavy Traffic in Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expressed his shock at witnessing heavy traffic on Mumbai’s roads while he was on the way to inaugurate the trial run for a portion of the Metro line 2A and 7 at Akurli station

“I was shocked to see heavy vehicular traffic in Mumbai today. I was wondering if I said anything about restrictions being lifted last night but I did not. If this (traffic) continues, stricter curbs will have to be imposed,” the CM was quoted as saying by ANI. 

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CM Thackeray on Sunday virtually addressed the people of Maharashtra and announced an extension of the existing lockdown for a period of 15 days. The lockdown was initially expected to come to an end on June 1 but will now go on until the 15th of June.

However, the state also introduced some minor changes to the timings of essential shops. “All essential shops that are currently allowed to operate between 7-11 am may be allowed to operate between 7 am to 2 pm,” an order published on Sunday said. 

The state recorded 18,600 new COVID-19 cases with 22,532 discharges and 402 deaths on May 30. The active cases in Maharashtra as of Sunday stand at 2,71,801. 

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