Karnataka CM hits Bengaluru roads to inspect lockdown implementation

Karnataka CM hits Bengaluru roads to inspect lockdown implementation
Bengaluru, Apr 12 () Karnataka Chief MinisterB S Yediyurappa sprang a surprise on Sunday when he went forrounds in the city to inspect the implementation of lockdown,without any prior information.

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.

Yediyurappa went on the city rounds and travelled tovarious places such as Malleswaram, Yashwanthapura,Goraguntepalya, Nagarabavi.

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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