- Keeping an eye on special squad, instructions to follow the rules
- Thousands of people visit 5 mandis every day
Navi Mumbai : At present, 2000 to 2500 new infected patients of Corona are being found every day in the areas under the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. In view of the increasing pace of infection of Corona, the focus has been re-focused on the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) located in Vashi by the Municipal Commissioner. To prevent the explosion of corona here, a special squad has been formed on the instructions of the Municipal Commissioner, through whom the work is being done to follow the rules of corona in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC).
It is worth noting that the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) located in Vashi has a total of 5 mandis including grains, spices, fruits, vegetables and potatoes and onions. In these mandis every day a large number of trucks, trailers and tempos from neighboring states, including grains, nuts, spices, oil, vegetables, fruits and potatoes-onion and garlic arrive in these mandis. A large number of people come to these mandis to buy it. Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is most crowded in vegetable and fruit markets. Where there is a public violation of the rules of Corona, due to which there is a danger of explosion of Corona in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee at any time. To avoid this danger, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar has ordered a special squad to take punitive action to prevent corona here.
Significantly, during the first and second wave of Corona, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) located in Vashi became a hotspot. Realizing its increasing impact during the third wave and the danger posed by Omicron, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar has directed the Agricultural Produce Market Committee administration to take special vigilance to prevent corona. During the third wave, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee could not become a hotspot, for this, the Municipal Commissioner Bangar discussed with the Assistant Secretary of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee Prakash Ashtekar and Deputy Engineer Mehboob Bepari. During this, the Municipal Commissioner instructed both these officers to take concrete measures to prevent the infection of corona in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee.
Agriculture Produce Market Committee Market is included in the essential services, due to which it cannot be closed. Therefore, keeping in mind the danger of spreading corona infection here, concrete steps are being taken to prevent corona infection. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee administration has been asked to start a campaign to take strict action against those who violate the rules of Corona in the mandis here.
-Abhijit Bangar, Commissioner, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Day and night testing in these five mandis
The work of investigating the corona of the people coming to the five mandis of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee is being done by the Municipal Corporation from the beginning. In these five mandis, day and night testing has been arranged by the Municipal Corporation. In view of the third wave, the Municipal Commissioner has instructed the concerned department of the Municipal Corporation to increase the number of testing in the mandis here. The Municipal Commissioner has ordered the Agricultural Produce Market Committee administration to pay special attention to the testing of every person coming to the mandis here. In order to follow the rules of Corona in the mandis here, the Municipal Commissioner has also suggested to the Agriculture Produce Market Committee administration to announce on loudspeaker about putting on masks and following social distancing during every half hour.