Maharashtra imposed under section 144.

“The war against Covid-19 has begun once again, but this time the situation is worse than last year. And so we are imposing lockdown-like restrictions in the state. I urge the public to treat it like a ‘Janta curfew’ and follow it strictly,” said Thackeray.


From 8 pm on April 14, the new prohibitory orders under Section 144 are to be imposed in the state and will remain in force until May 1.




The Janta curfew will remain in effect till 7 am on 1 May. The state won't be facing a complete lockdown but it is announced that there will be a strict 'Janta curfew', commencing from 8 pm today.


STRICT RULES IMPOSED:

Mumbai suburban trains and city buses will continue to operate, but commutes will be permitted for those in the designated 'essential services'. Activities and services under the essential category' are exempted and their movements and operations will not be in operation.


Industries that can pick up and drop workers can continue to operate adhering to strict norms. No religious, social, cultural or political function is allowed to be undertaken in the state. E-Commerce will be only allowed for the delivery of necessary goods and services till May 1 in Maharashtra.

Shooting for films, serials and advertisements will remain closed, and only 25 people will be allowed at marriages.


The Chief Minister also announced a relief package of Rs 5,476 crore will be supplied. The government will supply 3 kg of wheat and 2 kg of rice per person free of cost for one month to beneficiaries of the Food Security Scheme. A meal scheme, “Shiv Bhojan Thali”, will provide food free of cost to people for one month with a target of 2 lakh thalis in a month.



HIGHLIGHTS:


  • Non-emergency travel should be stopped,' Thackeray said

  • People are not allowed to move in public places in case there's an emergency, mentioned by the government.


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