Thane at level 2: hotels, cinemas and shopping centers will operate at 50% of their capacity
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has issued an unlock notification based on the state government’s Level 2 guidelines, which will take effect from Monday. The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has also issued a level 3 unlock notification within its limits.
In Thane, hotels, cinemas and shopping centers will be operational at 50% of their capacity. Local services are not permitted, while public places, open grounds, and morning walks are permitted. All government and private offices will be open, sports complexes will be permitted from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for indoor and outdoor activities all day. Filming will be authorized on a regular basis.
Social and cultural gatherings will be allowed at 50% of their capacity. Weddings will be allowed with a capacity of 50% of the hall with a maximum of 100 people, while funerals will be allowed without any restrictions. The election and assembly of local bodies will be allowed at 50% of their capacity, while e-commerce, construction and agricultural works are allowed. Gym, spa and beauty salon allowed with 50% capacity and public transport allowed with 100% seating.
In Kalyan-Dombivli, with the level 3 release imposed from Monday, non-essential stores will remain closed during the weekend, while the store opening time has been extended to 4 p.m. Shopping centers, theaters, multiplexes, auditoriums will remain closed.
Restaurant, hotels can remain open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a capacity of 50% and home delivery authorized after 4 p.m. Public places, grounds and bicycles are allowed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Private offices authorized on weekdays until 4 p.m. with a capacity of 50%, sports authorized on the field between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., social and cultural gatherings authorized with a capacity of 50% until 4 p.m. Weddings are allowed with 50 people, while 20 people are allowed at a funeral.
“Even though the positivity rate is less than 5%, our oxygen bed occupancy rate is limited. So, according to the state government, local civic bodies can decide on the amount of permits and not. The decision to unlock will be taken after reviewing the situation for a week, ”said Vijay Suryavanshi, commissioner of KDMC.