Suburban trains, the Mumbai's lifeline, state-run buses and private ones will run only with 50 per cent of their seating capacity, Thackeray said.
In buses operated by Mumbai's civic transport undertaking BEST, commuters will not be allowed to stand while instructions will be given to them to sit at a distance from each other, Thackeray said.
In another step to avoid crowding and mingling of large numbers of people, the Chief Minister said timings of shops will be decided in such a way that they remain open by turn from morning to evening.
Timings of markets during which they will be allowed to remain open will also be decided, he said.
Thackeray gave instructions to officials to ensure necessary medical equipment are available in clinics, medical colleges and health centres.
Adequate isolation and quarantinewards have been kept ready to deal with the coronavirus situation, the CM said.
Safety of medical staff treating patients is being taken care of, he said, adding citizens who are in home quarantine should not venture out.
"The government is keeping a watch on these persons and if people with the home quarantined stamp are found in public, they will be forciblyadmitted to hospital," Thackeray warned.
The Chief Minister appealed to people not to hoard essential commodities in the prevailing situation.
Maharashtra currently has 43 coronavirus positive cases, the highest for any state.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.