Visits to tourist sites in Dist allowed from today | Pune News


PUNE: Tourist destinations in the Pune district that were closed earlier this month due to an increase in cases will reopen from Monday, an order from the district collector announced on Sunday.
Food outlets at these locations were also allowed to open. A green signal has also been given to relaunch leisure activities on open grounds and swimming pools for those who train for competitions at departmental, national or international level.
“Even though the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly, the percentage of people hospitalized is very low. Thus, the restrictions that have been introduced in the district will be lifted gradually,” District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh said in the order.
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) decided to issue its order by Sunday evening.
“We will issue the order in the direction of the district administration,” said Vikas Dhakane, additional commissioner of PCMC.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), as of press time, had not issued an order. Ravindra Binwade, additional PMC commissioner, did not respond to calls or messages for comment.
An order earlier this month banned large gatherings at more than 50 tourist spots in the district, including Maval, Mulshi, Haveli, Ambegaon, Junnar, Bhor and Velha tehsils. Many of these places see a large number of visitors during the weekends.
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