Local train status to be reviewed in 15 days said BMC chief

by Web Desk | Published: 31-03-2021

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Mumbai: BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said the possibility of a lockdown was low given the current standards and SOPs for covering the expansion of Covid-19.  In Mumbai, there has been an increase in corona virus cases, reaching alarming levels of 6000 cases per day. Lockdown is less likely with existing SOPs. I believe with the current restrictions, we do not have to resort to a lockdown," Chahal told a News channel.


He said there were no proposals to stop the local train at present but the situation would be reviewed within 15 days.  The Chief Minister has already said no to lockdown.  We cannot lower the guards, we must be careful, Chahal said.  The BMC chief said that if the situation worsens, market-grade restrictions could be considered.  "The idea of a lockdown should be avoided.


The poor suffer during the lockdown. No one is happy with the lockdown," he said. Chahal said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was holding regular review meetings on the Covid-19 situation in Mumbai.  The Chief Minister has made it clear that lockdown is not a solution and has directed that localized lock down should not be done without his permission.