Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Wednesday that even though restrictions have been partially relaxed to start a business and other activities, the threat of Kovid-19 still remains. He urged people to avoid going into congestion and maintain physical distance following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions under “Mission Nayi Puran”.
The Chief Minister also reiterated the demand for resuming suburban train services in Mumbai for the movement of personnel engaged in the supply of essential goods. Thackeray indicated that the lockdown could be continued if people did not strictly follow the guidelines. Thackeray said that the threat of Kovid-19 still remains. He requested people to avoid crowds and maintain physical distance.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC), the Chief Minister said that the lockdown has been relaxed to continue economic activities. Now we have to learn to live with viruses. He said that the threat of the virus still remains, but we also need to start economic activities.
Thackeray, pointing to the news of people gathering on the streets after the restrictions were relaxed, said, “Physical activities have been allowed to go out for your good health and not to spoil it.” He said, “If this happens then the lockdown can be continued. But I hope that people will keep following the rules and guidelines of the government because that is their goodness in this. ”
The current phase of the lockdown ends on June 30. Thackeray said that he has demanded the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the movement of personnel engaged in the supply of essential goods. The Chief Minister on Tuesday dismissed reports of a confrontation between ministers and bureaucrats during a cabinet meeting.
“This is not true,” he said. Thackeray said that the monsoon session of the assembly would begin on August 3 instead of June 22. This decision has been taken in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 infection in Maharashtra. The number of infected in the state has crossed 90 thousand. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar, who was present at the communist conference, said that the government is considering a proposal to provide pucca houses to those whose houses last week in the coastal districts I was destroyed in the coming Nisag cyclone.
“We are considering whether this can be done under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana,” Pawar said, adding that the government would give a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to those whose houses were damaged due to the cyclone while the affected people would get 10 Thousand rupees will be given. Pawar said that crops whose crops have been ruined will be compensated at the rate of Rs 50 thousand per hectare.