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As Janta Curfew begins, bustling metropolis, the city of dreams Mumbai shuts in to fight coronavirus

Mumbai! The bustling metropolis, the city of dreams that never sleeps woke up on Sunday to an unusual spectacle. Some of the city’s busiest roads looked deserted, devoid of the usual scurrying of Mumbaikars. With over 60 positive cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai is right in the centre of the coronavirus outbreak being the financial capital of India and also the entertainment hub of the country. The otherwise busy Western Express Highway bore a deserted look on Sunday morning with barely any commuters on the route. Dadar station barely had any takers of the local train. Few of those passengers who were present were checked for their identity before boarding local trains.Mumbai’s Eastern Express Highway also saw little activity on Sunday morning with Janta Curfew in force. Bus stops were also mostly empty. On Sunday morning, the general public was not allowed to enter suburban railway stations in Mumbai. Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) personnel were seen at the entrance of various railway stations. Police personnel checked for staff IDs of authorized passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal.

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