MUMBAI: Mounting Covid-19 infections are prompting authorities to enforce a complete lockdown in parts of the city.
In North Mumbai, police have already enforced complete lockdown in parts of Malad East. They have proposed to BMC to now shut parts of Borivli, Dahisar and Kandivli. Besides this, in BMC’s S ward which comprises areas like Kanjurmarg, the civic body has decided to enforce a localised lockdown in a few areas. This means shops selling non-essentials would be asked to stay shut as well.
“For 8 days or so we had a complete lockdown in Appapada and Kokanipada in Malad as infection rate was high. It is expected to be extended for another week,” said regional addl CP Dilip Sawant.
Some parts of Malwani such as MHB Colony, Rathodi, Shivaji Nagar etc. have been locked down by BMC till June 20. Police have proposed a similar total lockdown at Kajupada in Borivli East, Ketkipada in Dahisar East and Poisar in Kandivli.
On Friday, joint commissioner Vinoy Choubey along with other IPS officers jointly conducted a review with the BMC on measures to control the doubling rate in North Mumbai.