The Maharashtra government on Friday issued a notification for a five-level plan to relax the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state, based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds.
Traders heaved a sigh of relief as shops selling non-essential items and other commercial establishments reopened on Monday in Thane city and neighbouring Navi Mumbai, which are categorised under level-2 of the Maharashtra government's 'unlock' plan.
In Mumbai restaurants, shops selling non-essential items, and public places reopened from Monday. As per the BMC rules, the restaurants are operating at 50 per cent capacity for dining till 4 pm on weekdays.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) also informed on Sunday that the local bus service will resume in Mumbai from Monday onwards.
As a COVID-stricken Maharashtra tries to stand back on its feet, here's a look at cities that are going back to the new normal.