Coronavirus Pune: Non-hot spot can get relaxation after May 3

ST Correspondent
Friday, 1 May 2020

Pune Municipality Commissioner (PMC) commissioner, Shekhar Gaikwad said, " We have started reviewing of situation and pinpoint areas. In the deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar review meeting on Friday, I spoke to him about giving relaxation to non-hot spot areas."

Pune: The civic administration has decided to reduce the containment zones in the Pune city after May 3 and decided to give some relaxations in the non-hotspot areas and strictly implement restriction by closing bylanes. The administration has started micro planing along with police administration.

While speaking to Sakal Times, Pune Municipality Commissioner (PMC) commissioner, Shekhar Gaikwad said, " We have started reviewing of situation and pinpoint areas. In the deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar review meeting on Friday, I spoke to him about giving relaxation to non-hot spot areas. He said to do planning but wait for central and state directives. We have started micro-planning with police.

He said," In which, we are planning to give some relaxation in some non-hotspot areas of Pune which are unaffected."

LOCKDOWN LIFTING IS GOVERNMENT CALL
He further clarified," lifting of the lockdown is concerned of the corporation. It is the central government's decision. The picture will clear about lockdown on tomorrow. The central government will announce that. However, the civic body has the right to decide on relaxation in non-hot spot areas. Some restrictions can be removed, and some commercial establishments such as bakery, salon, electronics can be allowed to function in these areas. So, we will call on May 3."

CONCENTRATE ON HOT SPOTS
He said, " At present, all the wards from Pune municipal limits come under containment zones, but we will reduce the containment zones after May 3. After relaxation in non-hot hot spot area, we can more concentrate on hot spot areas. We can use utilise manpower and machinery on those particular areas and strictly seal areas with closing bylanes. The pressure can be released on administration and PMC, and police can utilise optimum manpower and machinery."

IT COMPANIES CAN RE-OPEN
He also added," IT companies located in Pune limits can also be given some relaxation and can also be allowed to re-open."

He, however, said that the restrictions would be in force in the red zones.

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