While the number of cases drastically fell in Maharashtra after September last here, there has been a steep rise in the cases since March 2021. The government had imposed night curfews, but it failed to contain the spread of the disease. Right now, the healthcare system in Maharashtra is almost on the verge of breaking. The rapid spread forced the Uddhav Thackeray government to announce a complete lockdown over the weekends and a night curfew from 8 pm to 7 pm daily. But if you are travelling by air or rail during curfew hours or during the lockdown, here’s what you need to know.
Passengers With Valid Tickets Allowed To Travel On Weekends
Passengers arriving or departing by flight, train or bus will be allowed to travel on the weekends, provided they have a valid ticket. Passengers travelling by flight, rail or road and have booked tickets well in advance will also be allowed to travel despite the curfew and the lockdown. So, you need not worry if your arrival or departure timings clash with the curfew timings. Cab services are also allowed during the curfew timings.
Inter-State Movement Allowed During Curfew Hours
There are no travel restrictions for people moving out of the district or state in private vehicles. So if you have to travel from Mumbai to Pune during curfew hours, you can do so. However, intra-district state transport buses would ply. Goods transport and agriculture-related services will also be allowed to run.
However, all travellers must follow Covid-appropriate behaviour while doing travelling. Wearing masks even inside the vehicle is mandatory.