The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) L Ward Assistant Commissioner Manish R Valanju informed that the civic body will be sealing the entire stretch of Sangharsh Nagar in Chandivali which has been declared as a containment zone by the BMC. The area will be sealed for two weeks with immediate effect tomorrow 10:00 am until 21 June, 2020. The civic body was forced take this measure following a surge in COVID-19 cases originating from the area.
All forms travel, movement, commercial establishments within the containment zone, barring emergency services, medical stores will be remain closed. L Ward officials are set to arrive at the scene tomorrow morning and begin the containment procedures.
Speaking to ‘The Watchdog News’ about this development Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Milind Khetle from the Sakinaka Police Division said, “The letter from the BMC is accurate, and containment measures will be taken from tomorrow morning. I appeal to all the residents of Sangarsh Nagar to adhere to the containment measures and cooperate with the police manning the zone.”
“Furthermore I urge all residents to remain at home and not move or travel within or outside the containment zone. Personnel from Sakinaka police station will maintain law and order in the area. BMC and Mumbai police representatives will be available to provide assistance to the residents. Violators will be prosecuted under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” added ACP Khetle.
According to sources with L ward, BMC will seal all entry and exit points leading to the containment zone and will put up flyers up to help people identify the sealed area as a containment zone.