As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Maharastra in spite of government-imposed restrictions, the Nagpur administration has taken another step to discourage people from spending more time in crowded markets. Now, an hourly ticket will have to be purchased by people to visit the crowded markets.
The tickets are currently priced at Rs 5 for an hour in the market for shopping. If a person spends more than an hour at the market, he/she woud be levied a fine of Rs 500.
The system has currently been implemented on a trial basis by the Nashik Municipal Corporation and the police at markets like Shalimar, Tilak Road, Badshahi Corner, Dhumal Point, Main Road, Shivaji Road, Main Market Committee and City Center Mall.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope announced that a decision will be taken on Covid-19 surge. He additionally appealed to people to shun complacency and comply with coronavirus protocols. The Uddhav Thackeray-led government is expected to release a standard operating procedure by April 1.