Mumbai , February 20 : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected a total fine of Rs 31.79 crore between March 2020 to February 19 this year from 15.71 lakh people who were caught without face masks in public spaces.
According to BMC data, a total of 13,592 people were penalised on February 19 and a total of Rs 27,18,000 was collected from them. BMC has collected fines worth Rs 31,79,43,400 from March till February 19 this year from 15,71,679 people.
The municipal corporation made wearing masks or covering the face mandatory in public places since April 2020 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and violating this protocol attracts a fine of Rs 200.
The state government has deployed marshals to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing at public and religious places, said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday.
According to BMC guidelines, marshals will be deployed in suburban trains to take action against those travelling without masks.