Under ‘Break the Chain’. Revised Rules to come into effect from 8 pm on April 22, 2021

The state government is convinced that the state of Maharashtra is at risk from spreading covid-19 infections and this has made it inevitable to take some emergency steps to prevent the spread of the virus and prevent infection. The following measures will be implemented across the state using the powers conferred by Section 2 of the Control of Diseases Act, 1897 and provisions of the Incidental Disaster Management Act, 2005.



The measures will be applicable from 8pm on April 22, 2021 to 7am on May 1, 2021 to break the chain of infections.

Therefore, now Section 2 of the Prevention of Diseases Act, 1897 and disaster management

With a view to carrying out the powers conferred by the Act 2005 as well as the State Executive

The chairman of the committee is issue the following directions in this capacity and these orders

It will be applicable for the entire state from 8pm on April 22, 2021 to 7am on May 1, 2021.

a) Office attendance


All government offices (under state, central and local authorities)

Except for direct emergency services in respect of Covid-19 management, the remaining employees

They will work in 15 per cent attendance.

1. More than 15% of the department head employees with the permission of Maharashtra State Disaster Management Authority regarding government functions of the Ministry as well as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

You will be able to make decisions about attendance.

2. The head of the department will be able to decide on the excess attendance of other government offices with the permission of the local disaster management authorities.

b) Break the chain or break the infection chain under the heading previously given on April 13, 2021

As mentioned in Section 5 of the order, only 15 per cent of the employees in all other offices

Attendance or a total of five employees will work in whatever is more.

c) Work in minimum staff strength for all essential services mentioned under Section 2 of the Orders dated 13th April, 2021 under the heading Break the Chain or Break the Infection Chain and see that the sub-standard will not go up to 50 per cent under any circumstances.

Regarding manpower deployed for actual supply of essential services

Minimum manpower should be used but this manpower is allowed to be increased to 100 per cent.

wedding ceremony

While celebrating the wedding, they should be performed in the same hall as a single ceremony and maximum

A maximum of 25 persons will be able to attend the event in two hours. Families who do not comply with it or are violating these restrictions will be fined Rs 50,000 and the hall or venue concerned will be closed as long as the kovid-19 disaster is there.

Private Passenger Transport

a) Private passenger traffic other than buses can be used only for emergency services or legitimate purposes and for this the maximum limit of 50% of the driver’s capacity of more passenger seating will be 50%. The journey will not require inter-district or passenger traffic from one city to another but will be limited to the city of passenger accommodation. Inter-district inter-city travel will be allowed in situations such as fulfillment of essential services or medical emergencies or funerals and serious illness of anyone in the family. Those violating these orders will be fined Rs 10,000.

b) Private passenger buses can carry 50 per cent of the seating capacity but are not allowed to take passengers travelling vertically.

The following controls will be there for private buses to travel in interdistrict or inter-city.

1. Bus service providers should keep the train at only two places in a city and inform the local disaster management authority about its schedule as well as the stoppage. Local disaster management authorities will be able to suggest changes if needed.

2. Passengers landing at all stops will have to carry a prominent stamp of home segregation for 14 days and the bus company has to do the job of stamping it.

3. Thermal scanners will be used and if any person has symptoms, they will be sent to corona care centre (CCC) or hospital.

4. The Local Disaster Management Administration (DMA) will decide to conduct rapid ntgen test (RAT) at the arrival site in the city and entrust the recognized laboratory with the responsibility of this service. The cost of this test, if decided, will have to be borne by the passenger or service provider.

5. If an operator is found violating these guidelines, the DMA will impose a fine of Rs. 10,000 against him and if such violations are repeated, the licence of the operator will be cancelled till the end of the Covid-19 situation.

6. Local disaster management administration can exempt stamping required for buses coming from some places. The decision will depend on the local situation.

public passenger transport


a) Only people falling into the following classes can use local train, metro and mono rail services. (Long-distance trains exception)

Tickets/passes will be issued to all government persons/officers/employees (State/ Central and Local) on the basis of identity cards issued to them by the Government.

All medical officers – staff (doctors/ paramedical/laboratory technicians/ hospital and medical hospital officers- staff etc.) will be issued tickets and passes on the basis of identity cards issued by their medical institute.

Any person who needs medical treatment, or a person with disabilities and an additional person to help them.

b) Public buses owned by the State Government or local administration can carry 50% of the capacity and no passenger will be able to travel vertically.

a) The following controls will be applicable for city internal or inter-district travel through long distance trains and buses:

1) Local Railway Officer/MSRTC Officer has to inform disaster management administration i.e.

2) At the place where the passengers land, all the passengers will be stamped and desegregated for 14 days. Thermal scanners will be used and if symptoms are found they will be sent to corona care centre or hospital.

3) Local DMAs will decide on conducting RAT testing at the entry point and appoint any recognized laboratory for this service. If decided, the passenger will have to pay for this test.

4) The local disaster management administration can exempt passengers of buses coming from certain places from the required stamping and this will depend on the local situation.

In any other circumstances not involved in this order, the government’s reforms on 13April 2021 and thereafter will apply.


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