MUMBAI:The newspaper vendors’ association decided that newspaper delivery will remain suspended . The move comes amid efforts to implement the lockdown orders.
All print media houses in Mumbai have suspended publishing and distribution of their print editions.Vendors have announced that they won’t be distributing papers. According to sources, the move was taken due to the cancellation of local train services in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak as this makes the distribution of newspapers difficult.
The Times of India Group has stopped the publication of its Mumbai editions.
Sachin Kalbag, Executive Editor, Hindustan Times, tweeted that there will be no physical edition of Hindustan Times in Mumbai on account of the restrictions. However, the e-paper will be available, he has said in the tweet.
Other newspapers too like Mid-Day, The Indian Express and The Hindu have announced on Twitter that the print editions of their publications will not be distributed in Mumbai .
The Hindu tweeted:Dear readers, in light of the restrictions implemented in Mumbai to curb the outbreak of coronavirus, we regret to inform you that your favourite newspaper will not be available in the city.