PMC to act tough against those not wearing masks, spitting in public places

By: Express News Service | Pune |

September 17, 2020 6:03:46 am

The PMC administration has additionally taken up an in depth consciousness drive to urge residents to comply with Covid guidelines.

Reiterating the necessity of preventive measures to include the unfold of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) in town, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday stated it will strictly implement the choice of Rs 500 penalty against those violating necessary use of masks and Rs 1,000 for spitting in public places.

In a notification, Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar stated the civic physique was working in direction of containment of Covid-19 by taking choices as per energy entrusted underneath the Communicable Disease Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005, Maharashtra Covid-19 Preventive Measures Rules, 2020, and varied resolutions of the state authorities.

“It is being informed to residents that a fine of Rs 500 will be levied for not wearing masks in public place, government offices or private offices. Also, a fine of Rs 1,000 will be recovered from those spitting in public place,” he stated.

Earlier, the PMC was charging a superb Rs 150 from those spitting in public places, which was later elevated to Rs 500.

The Pune City Police, together with officers from civic well being, stable waste administration and metropolis engineering departments have been entrusted with energy to levy superb on those violating Covid-19 pointers.

The administration has additionally taken up an in depth consciousness drive to urge residents to comply with guidelines reminiscent of utilizing masks, sustaining social distancing and washing fingers continuously.

The whole variety of Covid-19 circumstances in the PMC space has crossed 1.2 lakh whereas over one lakh have recovered to this point. However, the rate of an infection continues to be excessive.

The civic administration was additionally struggling to handle beds for therapy of essential sufferers.

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