Karnataka govt authorises local bodies to fix timings to open parks | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Morning walkers and joggers seen at Kengeri Park, in Bengaluru.
BENGALURU: Continuing with easing of restrictions under ‘Unlock 1.0’, the Karnataka government on Saturday authorised local bodies to fix timing for opening of public parks other than those in the containment zones between 5am to 9pm. It has also mandated adhering to all the national directives issued to contain the spread of Covid-19 and the guidelines issued by the state government in this connection.
Noting that the government has been relaxing conditions under unlock 1.0, Principal Secretary Revenue N Manjunath Prasad, who is also the member secretary of the State Disaster Management Authority, in an order said, local bodies have been asked to set timing between 5am to 9pm to open all parks that come under them and the government.
It said, this would be applicable to only those parks that come outside the containment zones.
Earlier in May, while relaxing the lockdown norms, the government had set 7am to 9am and from 5pm to 7pm for opening of parks.