Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Sunday confirmed that the local bus service will resume in Mumbai from Monday. The decision follows a five-stage unlock currently underway in the Maharashtra capital. Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has announced that bus services in the city will resume from tomorrow. Importantly, the number of passengers should not exceed the total number of seats on any bus, and it is mandatory for all passengers to wear a face mask, best said. Restaurants, junk shops, and public places in Mumbai, which are classified under the third level of the Maharashtra government's 'Unlock' scheme, are set to reopen from Monday, but malls, theatres, and multiplexes will remain closed.
The new guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(BMC) will only make local trains available for specific categories. In a notification issued on Friday night, the Maharashtra government said local trains would be made available for medical and some essential items and women. But it also empowered civilian authorities to impose additional restrictions that they deem appropriate. BMC deleted the reference to "women" in its latest order.
Access to suburban trains will be restricted to medical and essential items. According to the notification of the state government, the positivity rate between the municipal corporations and the districts of Maharashtra is 5 percent, 10 percent, and the oxygen beds are classified as Level 3 with more than 40 percent.