Total lockdown not needed, will challenge cases’ data in HC: Pune mayor | Pune News

Muralidhar Mohol

PUNE: A day after the Bombay excessive courtroom instructed the state authorities to think about imposing a complete lockdown in Pune as a result of excessive variety of Covid-19 instances, Pune mayor Muralidhar Mohol on Friday mentioned the info submitted earlier than the HC seems to be deceptive and there’s a plan to file an affidavit earlier than the courtroom difficult the info.
Mohol mentioned there was no want for a complete lockdown in Pune because the scenario was underneath management within the metropolis and that Covid instances have lowered in the previous couple of days.
Mohol mentioned the info furnished earlier than the HC additionally included figures from Pimpri Chinchwad and the agricultural elements of Pune district. The town’s energetic caseload has dropped to 39,000, which is lower than Mumbai’s, he added.
Manjusha Idhate, chief legislation officer of the Pune Municipal Company (PMC), mentioned, “We’re submitting an in depth affidavit earlier than the courtroom mentioning numerous steps taken by PMC in Covid-19 mitigation and the present standing of instances, beds and availability of oxygen in hospitals. We now have began engaged on the affidavit and related knowledge.”
Nonetheless, sources within the PMC mentioned the civic physique will not be a direct social gathering within the matter and, therefore, a senior authorized staff had not been appointed to signify it. Solely, an officer was instructed to help in knowledge submission, they added.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, who held a Covid evaluate assembly right here on Friday, additionally mentioned that Pune’s knowledge furnished earlier than the courtroom included knowledge from Pune metropolis, Pimpri Chinchwad and the agricultural areas.
Pawar mentioned the choice a few lockdown will likely be taken by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. He, nevertheless, welcomed Mohol’s transfer to method the courtroom with related knowledge. “The mayor is the primary citizen of town and he has the proper to take up the difficulty. The chief minister will take a remaining resolution because the HC has instructed the state authorities to look into the matter,” he mentioned.
Mohol mentioned, “It seems that previous knowledge about Covid-19 instances have been furnished to the courtroom. The information has proven over one lakh instances in Pune. This have to be the collective determine of all the district, which incorporates areas within the PMC, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Company (PCMC) and rural elements. The scenario has improved so much within the metropolis within the final two weeks. The energetic caseload has dropped from 56,000 to 39,000 and the fatality price has dropped too. Seven oxygen vegetation are being arrange by the PMC.”
Mohol mentioned the affidavit is being filed earlier than the HC to forestall confusion and concern among the many residents pertaining to instances and restrictions. The instances have declined due to numerous measures taken and the restrictions imposed since the previous couple of weeks, he claimed. “Within the present scenario, there is no such thing as a want for extra lockdown within the metropolis. We are going to submit newest related knowledge within the affidavit to clarify the standing,” he added.
Divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao mentioned Pune’s scenario was slowly stabilizing and the positivity price has now come right down to 20%. He mentioned classes can undoubtedly be learnt from not simply the Brihanmumbai Mnicipal Company however some other metropolis that’s doing good work.

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