The Mumbai Police on Saturday said that no vehicle needed to follow the red, yellow and green sticker system -- introduced earlier this week -- anymore, but thorough checks will be carried out while non-essential and non-emergency travels will remain restricted.
As per the sticker system, doctors, medical staff and ambulances needed to use a red sticker; a green sticker was allotted to those transporting food items and the yellow sticker was for essential services such as telecom, financial services, and media.
“Dear Mumbaikars, the red, yellow, green #EmergencyStickers categorisation is being discontinued. However, thorough checks shall continue & we hope you will stand by us in #TakingOnCorona & avoid all non-essential / non-emergency movement outside home #StayHomeStaySafe”, Mumbai Police announced in a tweet.
Speaking to CNBCTV18, on April 19, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale had said that other vehicles that do not come under any of the categories mentioned above won't be allowed to move on the road.
Maharashtra, on Friday, registered 66,836 new COVID19 cases and 773 deaths, taking its total number of active infections to a staggering 6,91,851 — the highest in India.