As covid-19 cases are once again on the rise, the civic body has decided to take stringent action against those flouting the norms.
Navi Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has been concerned by the rise in covid-19 cases and hence, as the first and most important step, they have decide not to go easy on people flouting social distancing norms in the Navi Mumbai. More stringent measures will be taken, official say.
NMMC commissioner, Abhijit Bangar, shared, “It is sad to see people flouting social distancing norms, even though they are aware of the seriousness of the situation. Such behaviour won’t be tolerated for the safety of all and hence we will be penalizing offenders heavily.”
In order to ensure that marriages are being conducted by following the norms, the civic body has decided to penalise not just the organiser but also the owner of the marriage or banquet hall if rules are flouted.
Talking about ignorance of norms at marriage events, Bangar said, “There will be no exceptions. If social distancing norms are found to be ignored at marriage events, we will be penalizing all involved in the celebration including the organizer, event manager and also the owner of the venue/hall, so that everyone behaves responsibly.”
There will be a penalty ranging between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 50,000, as per the offence.
Also, teams comprising of NMMC officials and police will be monitoring different nodes at ward level and penalising people found flouting any of the norms.
On 19 February, 2021, 126 positive case were reported in Navi Mumbai, the highest on a single day since 20 August, 2020, when there had been 477 cases.
The high number of covid-10 cases found in Navi Mumbai after almost six months, is a cause of concern for the city, authorities said.
Last Updated on February 21, 2021 by lp@admin