Bengaluru: Some areas embrace reopening spirit early | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Some parts of the city on Saturday appeared to be in Unlock mood before the June 14 schedule, when strict lockdown curbs will officially ease. Compared to the scenes over the past week, more people and vehicles were seen on the roads.
There was a rush of morning shoppers in Shivajinagar, Jayanagar, KR Market and Malleswaram. Central business district (CBD), Chamrajpet, Corporation Circle and Anand Rao Circle, among other places, saw relatively heavier traffic. Police teams said that most people who ventured out had a genuine need. Buying groceries, visiting a hospital and getting vaccinated were the top reasons.
The movement of vehicles from other districts to Bengaluru also increased on Saturday. Toll booth staffers at Tumakuru highway, Old Madras Road, Hoskote Road and Devanahalli reported lines of private vehicles bound for the city. “Families that had left the city are returning. As the government has not restricted intrastate and interstate movement of private vehicles, the numbers were more on Saturday,” said a police officer. Authorities anticipate more vehicles to enter the city on Sunday.
“Our offices, which had permitted WFH earlier, have directed us to return to Bengaluru. Also, online classes will begin in a few weeks and we need to get books,” said Srikant Krishnan, who was waiting at the Devanahalli toll plaza. The Mahalakshmi Layout resident and his family have returned from Andhra Pradesh.

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