Bengaluru unlock: City witnesses heavy traffic at several places

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

After almost one month the city has witnessed traffic jams at the major junctions while traffic cops struggling to manage the traffic on monday.

Hundreds of vehicles coming from the neighbouring districts were seen stuck in long queues at the entey and exit points of the city.

Huge Traffic Snarl also witnessed at major junctions of Central business District.

Heavy traffic jam was reported at Freedom Park, Seshadripuram,Malleswaram,Town Hall, Richmond Road and Kempe Gowda Road and in and around majestic,Mysore road.

People thronged to city market avenue road to buy groceries witnessed similar situation.

It was very difficult to manage the situation after 2 pm as hundreds of vehicle still plying on the road and started giving excuses,a police officer, said.Adding to the worst Autorickshaws and other vehicles contributed to traffic jams at the junctions.

Similar rush was witnessed again in the evening as many motorists were returning home from office and work place.

Meanwhile the Bengaluru city police has slow downed the enforcement as there was huge traffic and vehicle movement was seen after 2 pm also all the barricades were seen opened.

The Bengaluru city police seized Details of the vehicles seized for violation of #COVID19 guidelines,As of June 14: from 02 PM to 7 PM
2-Wheelers: 139,3-Wheelers:03,4-Wheelers.Total–157 Vehicles seized and 12 cases booked under NDMA.

Karnataka on Monday reported 6,835 fresh cases and 120 deaths, taking the infection count to 27,71,969 and death toll to 33,033.

The state has 1,72,141 active cases whereas the total discharges stood at 25,66,774 with the recovery of 15,409 more people, the health department stated.The positivity rate for the day was 4.56 per cent and the case fatality rate was 1.75 per cent, the department said.