Mumbai: Planning to bring economic condition back to normalcy, the Uddhav Thackeray led state government is now preparing for Unlock 2.0 phase. The state government had earlier imposed stringent lockdown in four phases and then launched the 'Mission Begin Again' in the Unlock 1.0 phase.
CM Thackeray is reviewing the situation for launching Unlock 2.0. He is speaking with all District Collectors and Police Commissioners and Superintendents about the next step of unlocking. Most of the districts in the state have returned to normalcy and the number of COVID19-positive patients there is under control. However, the situation in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and other municipal corporation limits of some cities is a cause of concern.
There is a possibility of restarting State Transport bus service, Auto and Taxi service. The ST bus service will primarily be for workforce which needs to travel from one district to other in search of livelihood. Most of the private companies have reopened in Mumbai and their employees are facing problems while commuting to and fro office. The government is considering to start auto and taxi service for such employees on the odd-even number basis.
The state government is planning to reopen schools in green zones of the state. These schools will reopen only for students of ninth, tenth and class 12 students. The result for class 10 students will be declared in July and thereafter the admission process for class 11 will begin.
The red zones where schools cannot reopen will have online education model in place. The government will initiate pilot projects with the help of private broadcasters like Tata Sky, Jio to provide educational content through direct-to-home services on television. From August, school for class six to eight and from September class three to five students will begin.