Local Train service will be open from August 15 for fully vaccinated People

Local Train service will be open from August 15 for fully vaccinated People

Local Train service will be open from August 15 for fully vaccinated People

Persevere in defeating Corona, exercise restraint and discipline

Mumbai / Correspondent

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today announced that passengers who have taken both doses of vaccine and 14 days after taking the second dose will be allowed to travel on suburban trains from August 15, 2021. Citizens should exercise restraint and not rush, said the Chief Minister while wishing a happy Independence Day, which has been occured after seven days.

QR code on photo passes

Passengers who have smartphones can download the Railway Pass app and those who do not have a smartphone can take photo passes from the municipal ward office in the city as well as from suburban railway stations. He also said that these local travel passes will have QR codes.

Reach out to disaster victims quickly

Maharashtra faced a major natural calamity in July. Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Kolhapur were hit by heavy rains and floods. Patients collapsed at Vikhroli, Chembur. Stating that many people lost their lives in Taliye village, the Chief Minister said that these incidents are unfortunate. But the government stands firmly behind all these disaster victims. The government has gone beyond the NDRF norms and provided more assistance to flood and cyclone victims.

The same help is still being given. The state government has provided a fund of Rs. 11,500 crore for this. He also said that this is the biggest help so far.

Permanent policy for flood and distressed areas

The Chief Minister clarified that a comprehensive permanent policy would be formulated for the citizens of flood prone areas.

50% reservation limit should be removed 

He requested the Prime Minister to relax the 50 per cent reservation limit and said that the role of the Center was not yet clear.  The Chief Minister said that the Center had approved the 102nd Amendment but we had asked the Prime Minister to lift the 50 per cent reservation limit and give reservation rights to the state.

The fight with Corona continues

Stating that 20 lakh people have been affected in the first wave of Corona and 40 lakh people in the second wave, the Chief Minister clarified that the state government has made preparations in this regard. He informed that the number of 2 test laboratories has now gone up to 600 and the number of isolated beds has been increased to more than 4.5 lakh. He informed that 34 thousand 507 ICU beds and 1 lakh 10 thousand 683 oxygen beds are available in the state. He also said that we have 13,500 ventilators.

Genome Sequencing Lab

Mumbai Municipal Corporation has started Genome Sequencing Lab to treat the virus in a timely manner considering the rapid change in its incarnation. This will also benefit the state, said the Chief Minister.

Oxygen limit

The state's oxygen production is still 1300 MT per day. Last time, the second wave of corona received 1700/1800 MT of oxygen per day. 

Last time, in the second wave of corona we received 1700/1800 MT of oxygen per day. Even if we implement an oxygen self-sufficiency policy, there are limitations to  immediate oxygen production. Other states are now seeing an increase in outbreaks. The Chief Minister clarified that if there is an increase in the number of patients in the state, there will be a lockdown.

In some places restrictions are relaxed but... 

Corona infection is still on the rise in some districts of the state like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, Beed, Pune, Sangli. We are implementing a concept like Corona Free Village. Many have even begun to take the right steps with the list. Entrepreneurs, companies should change their working hours and call workers in shifts. Companies should accommodate their workers on their campus id it is possible. 

Decision after meeting of the task force

The Chief Minister also clarified that the decision regarding restaurants, malls and places of worship will be taken after discussing with the task force. The people of Maharashtra have cooperated with the state government so far, which is why the Mumbai model, Maharashtra was appreciated all over the world. He also said that all the credit for this goes to the people of the state and not to me.

Vaccinate citizens

4 crore 63 lakh 76 thousand citizens were vaccinated in the state. The number of citizens who took the first dose is 3 crore 45 lakh 30 thousand 719. The number of citizens who have taken the second dose is 1 crore 18 lakh 46 thousand 107. The Chief Minister also said that Maharashtra is number one in giving the first dose. "The state has a huge vaccination capacity. We can vaccinate eight to ten lakh people a day, but given the limited availability of vaccines, the mask is our real protector today," he said.

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