Mumbai wakes up to empty roads as Janata Curfew begins to counter Covid-19

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 unfold started.

Modi has proposed the day-long 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

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.

The Central Railway has cancelled 60 lengthy distance trains throughout division, whereas the Western Railway has cancelled 40 mail specific and 26 passenger trains from It has additionally cancelled 477 suburban locals on Sunday.

The 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.

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