The BMC took to Twitter and said that these numbers will not be “fine” in any respect additional urging people to put on masks to ensure that the authorities to carry down the rising numbers as regards to instances of coronavirus.
These Numbers Aren’t ‘Fine’ At All
As on 2 Apr 2021, greater than Rs.49 Crore has been collected as fine from residents not sporting masks in public locations throughout Mumbai
While these numbers are fairly excessive, we’d be happier if extra Mumbaikars masked ‘up’ & helped carry ‘down’ the virus
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 3, 2021
According to experiences, the Maharashtra authorities had earlier elevated the fine to INR 500 from the prevailing INR 200 on anybody venturing out in open areas or public locations without face masks. “Any person found to be without masks shall be fined an amount of INR 500. Any person found to be spitting in public places will be fined an amount of INR 1000”, knowledgeable the Maharashtra authorities.
On the opposite hand, as per the Western Railways, greater than 5,000 passengers who didn’t put on face masks have been caught by the railway authorities since final February. Moreover, a fine of INR 8,36,900 has been levied on these passengers. While it’s obligatory to put on a face masks as a preventative measure whereas travelling, many ignore it. While commuting, some passengers have a masks of their pocket whereas some have a masks on their chin.
In view of the state of affairs, the civic physique of Mumbai has appointed marshals at varied stations and bounds to take motion towards such passengers in a bid to comprise the unfold of the contagious illness.