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After Mumbai, Delhi too plans for drive-in centres

Delhi could quickly have its first drive-in Covid-19 vaccination centre because the nationwide capital’s civic physique plans to emulate the Mumbai mannequin in coming days. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to arrange the primary one in its parking heaps to assist scale back folks’s rush to different centres to get their jabs.

The civic physique is reportedly ready for a proper nod from the Delhi authorities to go forward with the plan. Jai Prakash, who’s the mayor of the NDMC, was quoted saying, “We held a meeting to discuss this plan with our officials. To begin with, we plan to start the drive in our multilevel parking lots and then in surface-level parking sites. We will write to the government for permission soon.”

Earlier this week, Mumbai got here up with India’s first drive-in vaccination centre in Dadar. The centre is primarily meant for specifically abled folks or senior residents who can get these jabs whereas they sit in their very own automobiles.

After its success and reward from a number of quarters, together with the civic physique in Delhi, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) now plans to arrange seven extra drive-in vaccination centres throughout the town.

The Mumbai civic physique is planning to transform open grounds like Andheri Sports Club floor, Cooperage, Shivaji Stadium, Oval Maidan and MIG Ground for such centres to be able to permit extra folks to make use of the power and pace up the vaccination course of.

As many as 60,153 folks have been vaccinated in Mumbai on Thursday. So far 19.99 lakh folks in Mumbai have acquired their first doses, whereas 5.8 lakh have accomplished their vaccination course of.

In Delhi, the federal government claims that 35 lakh folks have been vaccinated in to date. More than 7.5 lakh amongst them have taken each the doses.

Both Mumbai and Delhi have been the worst affected cities within the current surge of the Covid-19 second wave throughout the nation. On Thursday, India recorded a complete of 4,14,188 new Covid-19 circumstances inside 24 hours, its highest single-day spike for the second consecutive day.

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