Published On : Sat, Nov 27th, 2021

Maha to slap fines for breach of Covid norms

With the new coronavirus variant ‘Omicron’ causing worldwide concern, the Maharashtra government on Saturday announced penalties for not following COVID appropriate behaviour.

As to rules for international travelers, state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte told PTI that the government was working on it in collaboration with the Mumbai civic body and Union health ministry.

All travelers from foreign countries shall be governed by directions of the Union government while domestic travelers arriving in the state shall either be fully vaccinated or carry a negative RT-PCR test report valid for 72 hours, said an official notification.

Any person not following CAB will be fined Rs 500, new guidelines issued by the government said. If such violation by a person takes place on the premises of an organization which is supposed to impose CAB, it will be fined Rs 10,000.

If any organisation itself fails to follow CAB, it will face a fine of Rs 50,000, and frequent violations of rules will lead to its closure for the period of the pandemic.

Violation of rules in private taxis or in public transport vehicles will lead to fine of Rs 500, while owner of the transport agency shall be fined Rs 10,000.