As COVID-19-induced lockdown curbs ease, traffic jam returns in Bengaluru
The notorious traffic snarls returned to haunt Bengaluru as the lockdown curbs imposed more than a month ago to contain COVID-19 were eased on Monday.
The chaotic traffic extended up to Bommanahalli and Silk Board Junction.
''The rush on the street is scary as we may be inviting another wave of COVID-19,'' R Venkatesh, who saw heavy traffic on the road at Banashankari, told P T I.
While imposing a stringent lockdown from May 10 onwards, the Karnataka government had given daily relaxation from 6 AM to 10 AM.
Now the relaxation has been extended from 6 AM to 2 PM daily except for weekends in 19 districts, which saw a substantial reduction in COVID infections.
Autorickshaws and taxis are now permitted to ply.
The strict curbs will remain in effect in 11 districts, where the positivity rate has not come down to desired levels, with relaxation remaining unchanged from 6 AM to 10 AM.
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