Pune : Restrictions on movement have been relaxed till 10:30 pm in Pune and 6 pm in areas falling under the Pimpri Chinchwad police jurisdictions.
According to new rules, shops falling under Pune Municipal Corporation limits will function till 7 pm and restaurants and bars are allowed to operate till 10 pm. Meanwhile, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will continue to have a 5 pm deadline for closing of all establishments.
“We will be enforcing movement curbs in the Pune limits from 10:30 pm, thus giving a 30 minute window for people to reach home. We will be using a model of checkpoints and night patrol to ensure that the night movement curbs are implemented,” said Pune City police commissioner Amitabh Gupta.
Additional Commissioner of Police Pimpri Chinchwad jurisdiction, Ramnath Pokale said, “We will continue to implement the movement curbs from 6 pm, allowing a window of one hour to reach home after establishments close at 5 pm.”
He added, “People moving from Pune to PCMC jurisdiction may face checking at some entry points and they will be asked to give a valid reason for their movement.”
The Government of Maharashtra had rolled out a plan to implement five levels of restrictions across administrative units in the state in the first week of June, based on case positivity rate and percentage of oxygen bed occupancy. Level 5 being the areas with the strictest restrictions and least relaxation.
According to the details shared by the Pune district administration, areas under municipal corporations of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have been classified as Level 3, while areas under remaining Pune district which include rural areas and municipal councils have been classified as Level 4. The implementation of these norms began from June 7.