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Bengaluru City Police Commissioner issued Prohibitory Order to curb spread of COVID


Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant has issued certain Prohibitory Orders in connection with the strict adherence to certain measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Under the fresh orders, the following activities have been prohibited:-

1. Rallies, Dharanas etc. for any purpose by any group or organization.

2. Gatherings/public functions, group prayers or any type of celebrations in the places of worship. However, individuals are allowed to offer prayers.

3. Operation of Swimming Pools and operation of Gyms with more than 50 per cent capacity, including those located in apartment complexes.

4. No Pubs, Bars, Clubs, Restaurants etc. shall host visitors/ patrons more than 50 per cent seating capacity.

5. No shopping Malls, Markets, Departmental Stores or any other place of public gathering shall function without strict enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour like wearing of masks, physical distancing, provision of hand sanitizer/hand wash. If there is any violation of the aforesaid protocol, such facility/establishment shall be closed until further orders.

The prohibitory order will remain in force in all parts of the Bengaluru City Police Commissionerate until midnight of 20th April 2012.

#COVID19 #Bengaluru

RTPCR test mandatory for passengers arriving to Bengaluru from any state, says Dr K Sudhakar


Passengers arriving from any state to Bengaluru must be in possession of RTPCR negative report, said Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. 

He was speaking to the media in Bengaluru today after a meeting held to review COVID-19 containment measures in Bengaluru city.

As many as 1,400 cases have been reported in Bengaluru, which is the highest in the last 4 months. There is a spike in cases every day. It is increasingly found in passengers arriving in the city from other states. As of now, the restriction is for Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Chandigarh. But now going forward it is applicable to all states, he said.

A restriction of 200 people for functions in closed premises and 500 people for functions in open space premises has been imposed. Every ward has been provided with one ambulance. It can also be increased depending on the number of cases. Protocols will be implemented for the care and treatment of infected persons, said the Minister.

Certain places which have high footfall and dense public places will be sanitized to control the spread. Information regarding the availability of beds and ICUs will be made available online. "People's cooperation is crucial to make Namma Bengaluru Covid-free," Dr Sudhakar said.


"It has been decided to put a hand-stamp on infected persons residing in BBMP limits. Even young and asymptomatic persons can spread the infection if they go out. To control such movements it has been decided to stamp on hand," he added.

Mutant version of the Virus

"The government has decided to give vaccination for persons aged above 45 years. The mutant virus has been reported in India. Mutant version is found in 700 cases so far. As per experts, it spreads faster than the original one. Therefore, it is requested to be careful for the next 2 months. We are tracing out 20 contacts for each infected person," said the Minister.

"Elections are not insulated from spreading infection. It is important to restrict gatherings. I will speak to Election Commission officials in this regard. We have also requested Cinema stars to join hands with the government in this fight against COVID," said Dr Sudhakar.

After visiting Victoria hospital, he said that 400 beds have been reserved for Covid patients here. "We will increase the number of beds if required. RGICD, Bowring hospital and Charaka hospital will also be utilized for Covid treatment if required," he said. "We have also spoken to private hospitals to be on stand by, though the cases are not as huge as it was in the beginning, they have to be ready," the Minister added.

#COVID19 #Bengaluru

Notorious Nigerian Drug Peddler nabbed by Bengaluru Police


A notorious Nigerian drug peddler was arrested by the Bengaluru City Police and a narcotic substance was seized from him.

The 32-year-old Ugochukwu Victor was intensely questioned by the police. On information received from him and technical analysis, two more houses were searched, police informed today.

On the further questioning him, names of two others - Master Chandra and Keshav - arose. An arrest warrant has been issued against them and their search is on.

#Drugs #BengaluruPolice #Bengaluru

Attestation Parade of paratroopers held in Bengaluru


As many as 158 recruits passed out from the Parachute Regiment Training Centre, Bengaluru, at an Attestation Parade of paratroopers held today.

They successfully completed 34 weeks of training and joined the folds of the Parachute Regiment as Paratroopers in Bengaluru today. The parade was reviewed by Brigadier Sunil Sheoran, Commandant, Parachute Regiment Training Centre.              

The Commandant, while addressing the parade, complimented the paratroopers on their impressive turnout and impeccable drill and urged them to imbibe and always follow the basic soldierly ethos of "Imandari", "Wafadari" and "Bahaduri".   

Recruit Ganesh Routa, who won the 'Best in Drill' award, commanded the impressive Passing Out Parade, while Recruit Lalit Singh Bisht was conferred with the award of 'Overall Best Recruit'.

#IndianArmy #Bengaluru

Bengaluru Police averts major gang war


Central Crime Branch of the Bengaluru Police quashed a major gang war and arrested 22 rowdies yesterday. The CCB also seized deadly weapons from them.

In the crackdown against rowdyism, the Organised Crime Wing of CCB in timely action arrested the 22 rowdies of 4 rival gangs in DJ Halli, Rammurtynagar and Marthahalli.

The police also seized 18 swords/machetes from the arrested rowdies who included two rowdy sheeters from Mangalore.

#CentralCrimeBranchBengaluru #Bengaluru

Defence Minister inaugurates HAL's Second LCA Plant


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second plant of HAL's LCA Division in Bengaluru today.

He lauded the efforts made by HAL to increase the production capacity of LCA which is going to be the backbone of IAF fighter fleet in years to come.

"HAL's new LCA facility is an example of how 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is shaping and HAL deserves the largest indigenous order of 83 LCA Mk-IA. LCA is the pride of India and sends the right message to others that India can make fighters of class in-house. The fighter is superior in many ways when compared to other fighters in its category besides being cost-effective. I compliment HAL for working through the COVID times and bringing out this facility. The Company has a lot of talent and more orders should come in its way in future. We cannot depend on others on security issues and therefore will make HAL stronger, whatever it takes," he added.

Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL said the Defence Minister's visit is a great moral booster to HAL. The phase -1 of the facility getting ready on 35 acres of land will enable HAL to enhance its production capacity to 16 from the current eight aircraft every year.

#RajnathSingh #HAL #Bengaluru

Defence Minister pays homage on Veterans Day

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat placed wreaths and paid homage at the War Memorial as part of Veterans' Day Celebration at Headquarters Training Command, IAF in Bengaluru, today.  

At the event, the Defence Minister and CDS interacted with the Veterans. Next of Kin, Veterans and representatives of various ex-servicemen organizations were also present on the occasion. This event was followed by a Veteran’s Meet at the Air Force Training Command which was attended by senior serving officers and Veterans/ representatives of ex-servicemen organizations. 

Indian Armed Forces celebrate Veteran’s Day on 14th January every year.  The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE who retired on this day in 1953.  

#RajnathSingh #VeteransDay #Bengaluru #BipinRawat

Bengaluru Metro presents Sankaranti gift

6-km long Southern Extension line under Phase-2 of Bengaluru Namma Metro from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute Metro stations was flagged off today by the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri also flagged off from Delhi through Video Conference.  

With this extension, the North-South corridor will become 30.2 km long. The Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase- 2 which is being implemented at a cost of Rs. 30,695 Crores will cover a route length of 74 km with 62 stations.

This consists of extensions to both Purple and Green lines of Phase-1 in all the four directions totalling 34 km. It also consists of two new lines namely Gotigere-Nagawara for a route length of 21 km & R V Road- Bommasandra for a route length of 19 km.

The new stations which will be put into public use are Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajarahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

Infrastructure Features

  1. For the convenience of passengers, each station is equipped with 8 Escalators and 4 Elevators, totalling to 40 Escalators and 20 Elevators respectively.
  2. All 5 stations of this extension line are going to have rooftop solar power with a total of 1.2 MW capacity. The installation of the solar power plants is targeted for completion by March 2021. This is the first time Bangalore Metro is establishing the capacity for solar power, Energy-efficient LED lights have been provided at all 5 stations.
  3. All the stations are provided with entry/exits opening onto the newly provided service road. Bus bays, Pickup and Drop area for Taxi and Autos are all earmarked in the service roads.
  4. For Physically and visually challenged persons, all the facilities like ramps, lifts, separate toilets, tactile routing, and earmarked space in trains are provided.  

Multi-Modal Integration

Exclusive mode change service lanes have been created on both sides of the 5 stations to co-locate bus stands and provide space for intermediate public transport (IPT).

One Nation One Card

  1. Bangalore Metro has deployed state of the state-of-art-technology for Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System, which supports travel using open-loop NCMC ‘One Nation One Card’, in the 5 stations being inaugurated now.
  2. The AFC system at 40 stations of the currently operational 42 km long network is also being upgraded for the NCMC.
  3. The NCMC based ticketing service, including in Phase-1 Lines, is targeted to be available for travel within 15th August 2021. Thereafter, in the entire Metro network of 55 km in Bengaluru, including the western extension, the commuters can use Rupay card or any other NCMC compliant bank card to pay for their travel.

Union Minister Sadananda Gowda and other dignitaries graced the function. 

#BSYediyurappa #HardeepSuri #NammaMetro #Bengaluru

Restriction laid down in Bengaluru for New Year Celebrations


Bengaluru City Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant has informed that given the prevailing COVID-19 situation and the emergence of a new strain of the virus abroad, certain restrictions shall be imposed during the new year celebrations.

They are as follows:-

- Section 144 will be imposed across Bengaluru from 6 PM on Dec 31 to 6 AM, Jan 1, 2021.
- Any form of gatherings in public places, main roads, open areas, parks, grounds for the purpose of New Year celebrations is strictly prohibited.
- In-house celebrations in residential complexes and private clubs may be held for the residents and members only.
- 'No-Man Zones' will be created at MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, Koramangala and Indiranagar.
- Only those who have booked in advance will be allowed in pubs & restaurants.
- Unnecessary travelling, bike wheeling, and loitering on the streets are not allowed.
- All flyovers will be closed for traffic. Major signals and junctions will also be barricaded to regulate traffic across the city.

The Commissioner has requested everyone to cooperate and comply with the guidelines.

#KamalPant #Bengaluru

Interstate gang of drug peddlers arrested in Bengaluru


The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru Police have busted a notorious inter-state gang of drug peddlers.

They yesterday arrested 4 infamous drug peddlers, who were planning on selling drugs for the New Year. Ganja and other narcotic substances worth 1.15 Cr, a two-wheeler, and a car have been seized from the accused. 

The team was appreciated and awarded Rs 50,000 by Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

#Drugs #Bengaluru