Mumbai Police to fine 1000 maskless people each zone per day; fining amount Rs 200
In a move to stop people for not wearing masks, the Mumbai Police has been asked to collect fine at least 1,000 such people per day in each zone. Mumbai is divided into 12 Police zones and the city police are authorised to collect Rs 200 from people not wearing masks, as mandated under Covid-19 norms.
City police spokesperson said “The idea behind setting the target of 1,000 cases for each zone per day is to sensitise people about following guidelines issued by the government about wearing mask and maintaining physical distance in public places”. He also said, 50 per cent of the fine goes to police welfare activities and the remaining amount for Brihanmumbai Muncipal Corporation.
On Tuesday, Mumbai reported 849 new corona positive cases, raising the tally to 3,27,619 and 11,476 deaths.