All to n fro air and train services from Mumbai to Delhi being stopped

The chief minister of Maharashtra Udhav Thakrey has given his green signal to a significant decision of Maharashtra government to close all the to and fro air and train services to Mumbai, in view of the spike in dreaded pandemic Covid 19 cases in the capital of of country.

The decision was taken in an emergency meeting of the senior officials of the Maharashtra government and the BMC today and according to the latest news according the confirmation by the chief minister of Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress party government Udhav Thakrey.

This decision was taken in view of the ramphant rise in Covid 19 cases in Delhi and in view of the maximum flow of air and rail traffic from Delhi to Mumbai fearing Covid 19 infections in Mumbai which have been receding since the last few days according to BMC.

The decision taken by the Mumbai administration and the BMC jointly getting the Maharastra CM’s formal approval may be implemented after forty eight hours as the paper works etc is being formalised and the government wants to give time of Saturday and Sunday to those who are out of Mumbai to Delhi etc in connection with festivals of Deepawali, Bhaiyya duj and Chat Puja etc.

According to the news, the Air traffic n train movement with passengers from Delhi to Mumbai is tremendous and the Maharashtra government wants to avoid it fearing the increase in Covid 19 infections in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country.

However, no decision has been taken in terms of suspending train n air services in other parts of Maharashtra.

This decision would be for an indefinite period till the situation improves in Delhi say news reports.

It may be recalled that in view of the onset of winter season and recently gone Deepawali festivals followed by Bhaiyya duj etc there had been hectic shopping in Delhi with markets full of people enhancing the Covid 19 infections due to leniency in following the anti Covid regulations leading to rapid spike in cases. As a result the Delhi government has also enhanced the fine in not wearing masks to Rs 2000 which was earlier Rs. 500. This aggressive posture of Delhi government was taken after sudden continuous spike in daily infections as Delhites seem to have become negligible to follow anti Covid 19 guidelines.

In Delhi it has been witnessed that on an average about 7,556 cases of Covid 19 were reported during the last week, with a single day detections of more than 8 thousand cases reported three days ago. Not only this but the hospitals are also full of capacity with the Delhi government demanding increase in ICU n ventilator equipped beds in Delhi hospitals and the union government assuring of adding about 650 ICUs n ventilator equipped beds in Delhi’s government hospital. The CM Arvind Kejrival has also issued directives to private hospital managements to reserve 80 % beds for Covid 19 patients and temperorily suspending the non emergency services in govt hospitals in order to focus entire attention of Covid 19 patients.

The union home minister Amit Shah had in a meeting with Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival, DDMA n AIIMS director Guleria few days ago, had promised to enhance the ICU n Ventilator beds in Delhi with about a lakh Covid 19 tests on daily basis to counter this dreaded pandemic. In Mumbai the total Covid 19 tally has reached to 2,73000 cases where as the death numbers are 10,74 whereas in Delhi the total tally has crossed five lakh numbers with 8,041 fatalities.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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