Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar also said that Mumbai will achieve 100 per cent vaccination within a week.
With economic activities completely open after COVID restrictions and greener pastures beckoning, migration has begun from Balangir and other western Odisha districts.
Sawant said that classes 10 and 12, whose students have to appear for board exams, could resume first, followed by classes 9 and 11.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said that for now, the civic body is reopening the schools for classes 8 to 12 from October 4 and for the rest, the decision will be taken in November.
Owners of the establishments, though, are apprehensive about the business especially due to the weekend shutdown.