Maha retreats indoors for ‘Janata Curfew’

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra wore a deserted look as millions remained indoors for the voluntary ‘Janata Curfew' to isolate the spread of CoronaVirus.

With 64 positive cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country.

All roads, highways, railway stations, metro-rail, mono-rail, city and State Transport Buses were deserted with people staying put at home since 7 a.m. on Sunday.

The Central Railway, Western Railway, Konkan Railway have cancelled all long-distance trains between midnight to 10 p.m. on Sunday, though trains already en route will ply as usual.

Similarly, CR-WR have slashed their Mumbai suburban services by around 40 per cent, Mumbai Metro will be shut on Sunday and only emergency or extremely essential services were being operated.

Of the few people occasionally seen on roads or stations, police were seen checking their Identity-Cards and only those genuinely out for essential service missions were being permitted.




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