The metropolis that by no means sleeps on Sunday woke up to empty roads and abandoned public locations as the ‘Janata curfew’ proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to counter the coronavirus unfold started.
Modi has proposed the day-long curfew between 7 am and 9 pm as a part of social distancing to verify the unfold of the lethal virus. The often bustling western and jap specific highways and different arterial roads appeared empty as folks stayed of their houses to help the curfew.
Same was the scenario on the suburban prepare stations which usually see hundreds of commuters jostling to get contained in the overcrowded trains. State authorities authorities had on Saturday knowledgeable people who solely these engaged in important companies could be allowed to journey in native trains, that too after checking their identification papers.
Public transport is being curtailed within the metropolis on Sunday. Local trains on the Central line will see 60 per cent companies as towards the traditional 70 per cent on Sundays. The Western Railway has cancelled 4 companies, two from Virar to Dahanu Road, and two from Dahanu Road to Dadar and Churchgate.
Maharashtra: Deserted roads in Nagpur following graduation of #JantaCurfew from 7 am in the present day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed for the self-imposed curfew in his deal with to the nation on 19th March. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/0gDMsyAXar
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
The Central Railway has cancelled 60 lengthy distance trains throughout Mumbai division, whereas the Western Railway has cancelled 40 mail specific and 26 passenger trains from Mumbai. It has additionally cancelled 477 suburban locals on Sunday.
The Mumbai Metro and Mumbai Monorail will stay suspended for the day, whereas BEST buses will run in accordance to their vacation schedule, officers mentioned.
Late on Saturday night, the Divisional Commissioner of Konkan Region declared that the police and State authorities workers can be current in any respect stations to be sure that folks don’t journey unnecessarily and solely these engaged in important companies will allowed on native trains.