Surat : After four long months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous Dumas beach has been reopened for the fun-loving Surtis. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and the City police have jointly decided to open the Dumas beach for visitors during the weekend.
Sources in civic body said the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down and that there was a great demand from the denizens for opening up the Dumas beach, which is the lone spot 20 km away from the city for outing and recreation.
However, it has been jointly decided by the SMC and the City Police department to open up the Dumas beach side and Chowpaty from 7 am to 7 pm on the weekends. The visitors violating the social distancing norms and those not vacating the beach and chowpaty after 7 pm will be dealt with stricter action.
A senior SMC officer told TBT, “Denizens visiting Dumas beach must wear masks all the time and follow the social distancing norms. We want the beach empty after 7 pm. If the denizens would flout the Covid norms, we might shut the beach again”