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Mumbai Lockdown: Many markets and shops in lockdown mode due to Coronavirus – Times of India

MUMBAI: Markets in parts of Dadar and Ghatkopar will remain shut at least till Sunday in a bid to prevent overcrowding in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Traders and shop associations from these localities voluntarily came forward to pull down shutters on Thursday, even as the BMC directed shops along arterial roads such as Linking Road, Bhulabhai Desai Road and Walkeshwar to remain shut on alternate days and to all on Sundays. Shops in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vasai-Virar, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivli will also remain shut.
CM Uddhav Thackeray also appointed additional chief secretary Rajeev Jalota and principal secretary Bhushan Gagrani to lead a special control room in Mantralaya.

Meanwhile, BMC and police searched offices and said they did not find any flouting of the 50% workforce diktat.
Shops on arterial city roads to be open on alternate days
Most shops along prominent roads will remain shut on Sundays and open for business on alternate days in view of Covid-19 outbreak.
A day after municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi issued a circular for crowd control in the city by directing that shops be closed on city roads on alternate days, almost all civic ward offices listed names of stretches in their respective areas where shops will be allowed to operate on alternate days.
Meanwhile, shops closed in parts of south Mumbai such as Fashion Street, CST Subway and Churchgate too.