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With existing curbs not yielding desired results in containing corona, Maharashtra government has come up with more stringent restrictions.
 
New SOP issued by State Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte said that all government and private offices will operate only with 15 per attendance except for emergency services directly connected to management of COVID-19.
 
The stringent restrictions will come into force from 8 pm tonight till 7 am on 1st of May.
 
The fresh SOP issued by the state government says that private passenger transport excluding buses can ply only for emergency or essential services with 50 per cent of the seating capacity.
 
It said, these passenger transport are not expected to be inter-district or inter-city and should be confined to the city of travellers.
 
Inter-district or inter-city travel is allowed only if required for performing as essential service or in case of medical emergencies.
 
The order says that those who are found flouting the order shall be punished by a fine of 10 thousand rupees.
 
All government personnel will be allowed to commute via local trains, metro and mono rail services on the basis of their identity card only.
 
State government or local government owned public buses shall ply at 50 per cent if the capacity with no standing passengers.
 
As per the order, the marriage ceremony may be conducted only in the attendance of 25 persons and it should not extend beyond two hours.
 
Also, those who are found flaunting the restraints during the marriage ceremony will be fined 50 thousand rupees. 
 
The order also states that the local Disaster Management Authority can waive off the rules regarding mandatory stamping for buses arriving from certain origins as per the local conditions.



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