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Latest lockdown rules: What you can and cannot do in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad | Condé Nast Traveller India


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Gateway of India deserted after a night curfew between 8:00 pm to 7:00 am came into effect in Mumbai. Photo: Hindustan Times / Contributor

With the second wave of COVID-19 in India, several cities are now implementing strict restrictions to curb the spread of the disease. From night curfews and weekend lockdowns to shutdowns on many public places, here are all the latest updates on what you can and cannot do in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad:

Mumbai latest lockdown rules

Curfews and lockdowns:

  • Mumbai now has an 8pm to 7am night curfew on weekdays and complete weekend lockdowns, from 8pm Friday to 7am Monday, until 30 April, 2021. During these hours, no one is allowed to be out in public without a valid reason. The rule exempts essential workers
  • No more than 5 people are allowed to gather between 7am and 8pm on weekdays

Public transport:

  • Auto rickshaws can only take two passengers at a time
  • Taxis and other four-wheelers to operate at 50% capacity (not including driver)
  • Buses can operate at full capacity, without any standing passengers
  • People arriving or departing by train, bus or flight can travel at all times
  • Anyone using public transport without masks on will be levied a fine of Rs500

What remains shut: 

  • Movie theatres and auditoriums
  • Beaches, amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools and sports complexes
  • Non-essential shops, markets and malls
  • Wine shops
  • All places of worship
  • Schools and colleges (they will be open for 10th and 12th grade board exams)
  • Private offices (except financial services)
  • Restaurants and bars will remain shut for dine-ins. Home deliveries are allowed 24×7. Pick-ups are not allowed during weekend lockdowns. Roadside food stalls can only provide parcels/takeaway during weekend lockdowns.  

What stays open: 

  • Banks, stock market and insurance offices
  • Pharmaceuticals and telecommunication offices
  • Essential shops
  • The manufacturing sector
  • The agricultural sector 
  • Househelps, cooks, drivers, nurses and medical attendees helping senior citizens and patients at home are allowed to continue their services between 7am and 10pm
  • Eye clinics and optician shops will remain open during the time issued by the state government

Pune lockdown rules

Curfews and lockdowns: 

Pune has night curfews between 6pm and 7am on weekdays and complete lockdowns on weekends, lasting from 6pm on Fridays to 7am on Mondays. These new restrictions will remain in force until 30 April. 

Public transport: 

  • Auto rickshaws can only take two passengers at a time
  • Taxis and four-wheelers to operate at 50% capacity. If anyone in the four-wheeler is not wearing a mask, a fine of Rs500 will be levied on the driver and the offender
  • Out-station trains are not to have any standing passengers
  • Anyone using public transport without a mask on will be fined for Rs500

What remains shut: 

  • All private offices, except for essential services like telecommunications, insurance, electricity and water supply
  • All non-essential shops, markets and malls
  • All gardens and public grounds will be shut during the night curfew on weekdays and during the lockdown on weekends
  • Gyms, sports complexes and amusement parks
  • Cinema halls and auditoriums
  •  Restaurants and bars will be shut for dine-ins. Pick-ups and home deliveries are allowed between 7am and 6pm on weekdays. From 6pm on Friday to 7am on Monday, only home deliveries will remain open. 

What stays open: 

  • Hospitals, diagnostic centers, clinics and pharmacies
  • Essential shops selling groceries, fruits and vegetables, bakeries and confectionaries
  • Agriculture related activities
  • E-commerce activities

Delhi curfew rules

The Delhi government has imposed a night curfew in the capital due to the rising number of covid-19 cases. The curfew will last from 10pm to 5am everyday until 30 April or until further orders. However, people moving out to get the covid-19 vaccination and a few other groups are exempt from the rules, as long as they have an e-pass. 

Bengaluru lockdown rules

The Karnataka government has imposed Section 144 in Bengaluru to limit the gathering of crowds and curb the spread of covid-19 in the city. Operations of amenities like swimming pools, gymnasiums and party halls in apartment or residential complexes will now be prohibited.  

Ahmedabad night curfew rules

Ahmedabad is among 20 cities in Gujarat to have a night curfew till the end of April. The curfew will last from 8pm to 6am everyday till 30 April. Only 100 people will be allowed at weddings and all major events will be postponed until the end of the month. Other cities with a curfew include Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar and Amreli. 





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Updated: April 8, 2021 — 12:48 pm

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