In the wake of increasing number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Sandeep Joshi has started visiting various public places in the city to create awareness among the people and to urge the citizens to follow social distancing and other guidelines issued by the authorities.
Under Mission Begin Again and post lockdown the state government has relaxed some restriction in the city. As the virus is still between us they issued some necessary rules that is to be followed by every individual, in markets and certain norms for the shop owners as well. Despite all of this, the number of patients started increasing rapidly from the very second day of the lockdown was relaxed.
On Wednesday, Mayor Joshi visited Mahal, Itwari, Gandhibagh area markets coming under Gandhibagh zone. During his visit, Mayor urged the public that the safety of their family and neighbours is in their hand. It’s not too late yet. If the rules are not followed, the administration will have to declare a lockdown again. So, follow the guidelines given by the government regarding Corona. Don’t force the authorities to impose lockdown again, appealed Mayor Sandeep Joshi.
During the visit, Mayor found some shops overcrowded while many were not wearing masks. Following the instruction of the Mayor, NMC’s nuisance team imposed fine on the violators on the spot.
Joshi also interacted with some traders. He said, the next few days are very important for Nagpur from Corona’s point of view. The number of patients has increased rapidly in the last one and a half months. Therefore, he appealed the traders to follow the guidelines, wear masks and follow social distance.
Speaking to media on the occasion, Mayor Sandeep Joshi said that the situation in Corona in Nagpur was brought under control. However, the careless behaviour by the citizens have increased the number of positive cases. Therefore, we are walking in the market areas with the officials of the municipal administration and the police administration and appealing the citizens to follow the rules. Despite a humble appeal, the administration has been directed to immediately impose fines on those who do not follow the rules. He also said that from now on, we will go to the markets in all the zones of the corporation for three to four hours to create awareness.
On his visit today, Joshi was accompanied by MLA Girish Vyas, senior corporator Dayashankar Tiwari, Gandhibagh zone, Vandana Youngatwar, corporator Shraddha Pathak, Gandhibagh zone assistant commissioner Ashok Patil and officials from the police administration.