New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the city-wide lockdown starting today (Tuesday, July 14) evening in Bengaluru, people in Karnataka's capital city started rushing back to their hometowns.  

"By 11 am, 333 buses have ferried 8,938 passengers from Bengaluru. The travelling public has been advised not to panic, we have planned for a sufficient number of buses for Monday and Tuesday," said a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) official.

Meanwhile, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation also suspended the bus services from July 15 to July 21 in view of lockdown in Bengaluru Metropolitan area -- Bengaluru Urban & Bengaluru Rural districts. The corporation, however, will operate essential services for permitted activities.

The Karnataka government on July 11 announced a 10-day lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14 (today) in wake of rising in coronavirus cases in the capital city. The lockdown will come into force from 8 pm on July 14 and continue till 5 am on July 22, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Saturday.

During this period hospital facilities, groceries, milk, vegetables, medicines and other daily use items will be available, also already scheduled Medical exams will be held.

Here’s a list of things which will remain open and stay closed in Bengaluru during the 10-day lockdown period starting from today evening:

What will remain open in Bengaluru:

- Hospitals and medical shops will remain open in the city.

- Offices working on civic amenities like power, water, LPG supply

- Customers clearance at airports and ports

- Pharmaceutical, research labs, Pharma manufacturing, medical devices will remain open.


- All construction and movement of people and goods related to medical infrastructure

- Farming operations (on-field)

- All vegetable and fruit markets

- Manufacturing and distribution of fertilizers, harvesting and sowing machinery

- Packaging, processing and sale of fisheries and meat

- All movement of goods and cargo outside containment zones

- All flights and trains already scheduled

- Taxis and autos to service airports and railway stations

- Movement of students for exams of Health University

- Delivery of goods by e-commerce companies

What will be closed during the lockdown:

- Liquor shops

- Metro rail

- Taxis and cabs except for emergency

- Public transport buses of state-run corporations -- KSRTC and BMTC (except for the movement of healthcare workers, emergency workers)

- Intra-district transport (except for emergencies)

- Hotels, restaurants (except for takeaways)

- Malls

- Cinemas

- Sports complexes, gyms, swimming polls

- Places of religious worship

- Construction projects (except where the workers are on-site and do not need to be brought from outside)

- Industries (except food processing, pharma, packing materials, and those that need continuous process and their supply chain)

Apart from this, the Karnataka government has also allowed several activities between 5 am and 12 pm. Here is the list:

- Grocery shops

- Milk booths

- Ration shops

- Fruits and vegetables

- Shops selling meat, fish and animal fodder

Posted By: Talib Khan