With the dip in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Maharashtra government is planning to relax Covid-19-induced lockdown-like curbs in the state. The state is likely to give relaxation in shop timings.
It may also allow shops dealing in non-essential items to remain open for limited timings. Currently, all shops selling goods classified as ‘essential’ are allowed to remain open only from 7 am to 11 am.
Government is working on a plan to allow the re-opening of services and sectors from June 1 in a phased manner. Officials said that the relief may not be extended to all districts.
The state government is also likely to increase attendance in government offices. Currently only 15% employees are allowed in public offices. but restrictions to allow commuters on local trains and for inter-district travel will continue for some more time.