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MMRDA begins construction of 1000-bed quarantine facility


MMRDA begins construction of 1000-bed quarantine facility
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Mumbai is one of the worst COVID-19 affected cities in the state with more than 5000 cases of coronavirus being identified so far. With the number of cases rising every day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the state government are augmenting their efforts to fight the pandemic. Keeping the need for more healthcare centres in mind, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Tuesday, began construction of a quarantine facility.

This 1000-bed quarantine and isolation facility is being constructed at BKC Exhibition Ground. MMRDA through their Twitter handle announced the same with a message.

MMRDA also stated that it can expand the facility by adding up to 5000 beds if there is a requirement in future. The development authority ensured that 'they will continue working on infra projects during lockdown with all health safety measures'.

Along with this, MMRDA had taken advantage of the lockdown to finish pending metro work and since April 20, 2020, the team had resumed working on 9 pending metro projects. The authorities have undertaken the metro corridor work only in non-containment zones as BMC had issued guidelines to keep containment zones locked down to avoid spreading of COVID-19. Contractors have been asked to start working as long as they receive permission from the relevant departments and wards.

Given the fact that India has been under lockdown for nearly a month now, authorities predict that most projects will miss their original deadline. The MMRDA will reportedly provide revised deadlines for its projects across Mumbai.

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