Karnataka CM hits Bengaluru roads to inspect lockdown implementation
The surpise tour comes a day after Prime MinisterNarendra Modi held a video conference with the CMs of allstates to discuss the lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.
According to sources close to the CM, there was no pre-decided schedule for the city rounds but all of a sudden, thechief minister made the plan.Two days ago Yediyurappa had revamped the cabinet byassigning district level responsibility to the ministers andretained Bengaluru urban district with him.
His convoy traversed through Malleshwaram,Yashwanthapura, Goraguntepalya, Dasarahalli, Sumanahalli,Nagarabavi, Kamakshipalya Govindarajanagar, Vijayanagar,Padmanabhanagar and other parts of the city.Empty roads greeted the Chief Minister at most of theplaces.
A few vehicles engaged in supplying essential serviceswere found plying on the roads as the convoy crossed them.On the way he spoke to the policemen on traffic dutyabout the challenges they faced.He also interacted with some fruits, vegetable vendorsand other traders about the difficulties facing them.
A fruit vendor told Yediyurappa that passes have been abig issue, to which he directed the officials to ensure thatthe merchants and traders supplying essential goods should notbe troubled.Some students and a few residents too got to speak to thechief minister. GMSROH ROH
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