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Some Areas of the Worli-Koliwada Region ‘Desealed’ After Two Months


Some Areas of the Worli-Koliwada Region ‘Desealed’ After Two Months
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The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) has announced that several parts of the Worli-Koliwada area have been “desealed”. This comes after the areas were under strict lockdown since March 29 when 4 positive cases were confirmed. Despite some parts seeing eased restrictions now, a total of 12 clusters or a quarter of the Worli-Koliwada region remain sealed. 

This region comes under the BMC’s G South Ward (Worli, Prabhadevi, and Lower Parel), and has seen 2,110 COVID-19 positive cases up until now. Consisting of tightly packed shanties and other dwellings, this region is also home to a large slum, making social distancing nearly impossible.

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MLA from Worli and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray tweeted yesterday that the authorities are only sealing the areas that have active COVID-19 cases while other areas have been de-contained. Of the 3,336 sealed buildings in Mumbai, 40 happen to come under the Worli-Koliwada region. Officials have set up several containment centres across the area to isolate patients.

The BMC has currently sealed Achanak Krida Mandal, Sonapur lane, Amar Prem Chowk, Tare House, Arun Prakas Sangh, Lawrence Kini House, Thomas Kini House, Omkar Niwas, Dominic Kini Chawl, Pakhaari Lane, Navjeevan Colony, Worli Fort, and Sukur Master Chawl in Worli-Koliwada.

As per data provided by the BMC, there are a total of eight containment zones within Worli right now including Worli Koliwada-Janata Colony, Worli Police camp, Motilal Nehru Nagar, Mariama Nagar, Prem Nagar, Siddarth Nagar, VP Nagar, and Worli BDD Chawl.

“Restrictions will remain in place in parts of Worli Koliwada and Janata Colony as per a decision taken during a meeting held between representatives of the police, BMC and community leaders,” Assistant Municipal Commissioner of the G South Ward, Sharad Ughade said.

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