MUMBAI: Even as the second wave of Coronavirus rages in the city, BMC’s action against those violating the mask rule is losing steam. On Sunday, 3,672 people were caught for violating the face mask rule and Rs 7.3 lakh was collected in fines, probably the lowest ever since Mumbai police and the railways joined the civic body in taking action.
This is a sharp drop from just a few days ago when the three agencies penalised 17,883 persons and collected around Rs 36 lakh in fines on April 2. “There is a night curfew and strict curbs in the day. Plus, there was a total lockdown on the weekend. Those who step out are wearing masks since most are essential workers,” said a senior civic official.
Over 25 lakh people have been fined and more than Rs 51 crore collected in fines since March 2020. But the numbers have fallen of late. On Holi, only 11,809 people were caught for violating the face mask rule and Rs 23.6 lakh collected. In April, only 10,000 persons on an average have been penalised per day. Officials said the numbers were low compared to March when around 24,000 people were being penalised and over Rs 45 lakh penalty collected per day.



Source link Times of India

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