Karnataka: This Independence Day will see low-key celebrations | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The state government’s 74th Independence Day celebrations on Saturday will be a simple affair, without a parade and cultural programmes.
CM BS Yediyurappa will hoist the tricolour at Manekshaw Parade Ground at 9am and address the state after the national anthem, state anthem and raitha geete, BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said on Thursday.
The celebrations will be held as per Covid-19 guidelines issued the health ministry. The audience will be restricted to 500 invitees, including 75 corona warriors, 25 Covid survivors, defence officials, among others.
Traffic will be diverted from BRV Junction to Kamaraj Road Junction on Cubbon Road between 8.30am and 10am. Vehicles heading towards Manipal Centre on Infantry Road will have to proceed towards Safina Plaza and turn left to reach Manipal Centre.
A bomb squad was deployed on Thursday to sanitise the grounds and neighbouring Cubbon Road, Church Street, Brigade Road. The squad checked generators, parked cars, basements and debris.
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