In continued efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the city, the Mumbai Commissioner has issued a new set of guidelines to be followed by the vehicle owners. As per the instruction, colour-coded stickers need to be applied on vehicles, which will be indicative of the services or work carried out by their owners. From now on, only vehicles with stickers, either Red, Green or Yellow (at the front and back), will be allowed to ply on Mumbai roads.
Here's a rundown of what each colour indicates
Which Sticker Fits Your Bill?
.@CPMumbaiPolice Hemant Nagrale explaining the various colours and categories of #EmergencyStickers #KnowYourStickers pic.twitter.com/a7bROFaQtO
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 18, 2021
Red: A sticker of this colour will be used to identify vehicles owned by doctors and other medical professionals. The list goes on to include ambulances, medical staff-owned vehicles and conveyances owned by hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics, vaccination centres, medical insurance offices, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. It also includes supporting health services, such as distribution companies and medical equipment (masks, gloves, sanitisers) transporters and more.
Green: A green sticker will identify vehicles transporting food items and home essentials from one place to another. Mostly, this will include vehicles owned by grocery store owners transporting vegetables, fruits, dairy products, raw food materials and packaged food items as well.
Yellow: Government vehicles, all public essential services by local authorities, public transport, press/media, water supply services, electric and gas supply services, municipal services, services required for restoration/maintenance of telecom services, e-commerce (only for the supply of essential goods and services), government and private security services will be marked by a yellow sticker.
These stickers, which should be six-inch circles, will be provided at no cost by the Mumbai Police and will also be made available at 'nakabandi' points and toll nakas for free. The guidelines have been set in place from April 18 and will be in effect till May 01, 2021. Any vehicles without a sticker will not be permitted on city roads.