People were seen walking, jogging and exercising at the Marine Drive promenade in Mumbai on Thursday as Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), along with the Mumbai Police, was deployed in the area to ensure that people follow social distancing rules.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), along with the Mumbai Police, deployed at Marine Drive in Mumbai.
One of the most popular hangouts of Mumbai — the Marine Drive promenade — is slowly inching back to life.
People were seen walking, jogging and exercising at the Marine Drive promenade on Thursday evening as government allowed outdoor physical activity between 5 am to 7 pm.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), along with the Mumbai Police, was deployed at Marine Drive in Mumbai to ensure that people follow social distancing rules.
Assistant Commandant CISF Akshay Upadhyay, told India Today, that the CISF had been deployed to aid the Mumbai police to ensure that people who come out for outdoor activities abide by the social distancing norms.
“We are here to ensure that the people who come out should abide by the rules. They can walk, jog, exercise and cycle as well. But while doing so they have to ensure that they abide by the social distancing norms and wear masks at all times. People will have to take precautions and our jawans will ensure that the people are reminded every now and then of the importance of the rules and precautions. The Covid-19 virus is still amongst us and we have to be careful,” Akshay Upadhyay said.
The Mumbai Police too feels that it is important to inform the people about significance of social distancing while they are out.
“We don’t expect that everybody would have read the guidelines or are informed about them. Hence it is our responsibility to tell them and hence the initiative,” a Mumbai police official said.
The Mumbai police official also warned of people abiding by the rules set by the government or else “the law will take its own course.”