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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: More KSRTC, BMTC bus services resume today amid Covid-19

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will resume operations of 34 Vajra (air-conditioned Volvo) buses on six routes including Hosakote, Attibele, Kadugodi, Hebbal, and ITPL.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to resume services to neighbouring Goa from Monday, as part of resuming inter-state services amid Covid-19. “As lockdown has been relaxed, KSRTC will restart operations to Goa from September 7,” an official statement read. To begin with, buses have been planned to Goa from Bengaluru and Mysuru.

At the same time, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will resume operations of 34 Vajra (air-conditioned Volvo) buses on six routes including Hosakote, Attibele, Kadugodi, Hebbal, and ITPL.

Catch the latest news in Bengaluru and Karnataka as we bring you live updates on COVID-19, lockdown 5.0 and phase 4 of the unlock across the state and more through the day.

Bengaluru Police on Sunday arrested two persons including Nigerian national and seized drugs including ganja, ecstasy pills, MDMA (Amphetamine) and hashish oil worth Rs 13.05 lakhs from their possession.

Bengaluru police have seized 2.5 kg ganja, 20 grams of MDMA, 10 ecstasy pills and 530 grams of hashish oil valued at Rs 13.05 lakhs. The arrested are identified as Samson(24) resident of Halasuru and John (35) Nigerian national have been booked under 20(b) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

In possibly the first case of Covid-19 reinfection in Bengaluru, a 27-year-old woman who recovered from the infection has contracted the virus again, in the span of a month, a private hospital said.

The case has been confirmed at Fortis Hospital in Bannerghatta Road. Doctors at the hospital confirmed the patient to be the “first case of Covid-19 reinfection” in the Karnataka capital.

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Bengaluru police arrested a 29-year-old man for stealing 20 bikes and two-wheelers worth Rs 10 lakh.

The accused has been identified as one 29-year-old Jagadish, resident of Nandini Layout. Annapoorneshwari Nagar police arrested him near the Bangalore University campus in West Bengaluru on Saturday. Police have also recovered the stolen bikes.

According to police, Jagadish has stolen bikes from Vijayanagara, Janabharathi, Nandini Layout, Rajajainagara, RMC Yard, Srirampura, Kamakshipalya, Rajagopalanagara and Hebbagodi areas.

Former India tennis star Somdev Devvarman has come out in support of Kannada actor Samyuktha Hegde, who claimed that she was abused in a public park in Bengaluru because of the clothes that she was wearing.

On Saturday, Samyuktha shared a video on Instagram, in which she claimed that a woman, identified as Congress leader Kavitha Reddy, abused her and her friends for wearing sports bra and workout pants at Agara Lake. Hegde later filed a complaint in this regard with HSR Layout police (Bengaluru) and a probe is underway.

Reacting to the development, Devvarman took to Twitter and wrote, “I hope everyone works out in watever they feel comfortable working out in. Even in Bangalore. Always fight for whats right!”

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Halted for over five months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the Bengaluru Metro has resumed operations today.

In the first phase, the six-coach trains will operate from 8-11 am and 4.30-7.30 pm on the east-west route (purple line) from Monday. In the second phase, the service will also resume on the north-south route (green line) for three hours at the same timings from September 9 onwards Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said.

With effect from September 11, 2020, trains on both the lines will operate from 7 am to 9 pm with a peak hour frequency of five minutes and non-peak hour frequency of 10 minutes, BMRCL added.

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Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to shut down the Covid Care Centre (CCC) facility at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) situated at the outskirts of the city, citing a lesser number of patients.

The 10,100-bedded capacity, dubbed India’s biggest CCC, will shut down on September 15, a BBMP statement confirmed. The government’s decision to rent beds and furniture at the facility located at Dasanapura had attracted widespread criticism for its high costs after which it was decided to purchase the items instead.

As per the order stating the shut down, the decision was taken after the matter was discussed with the Chief Minister following a suggestion from the head of the CCC task force Rajender Kumar Kataria.

Meanwhile, it has been decided to transfer the furniture to various other facilities including the Social Welfare Department hostels (2500 sets), and 1000 sets each at the Horticulture University Hostel in Bagalkot, Minority Welfare Department hostels, and GKVK in Bengaluru. The remaining sets will be distributed to government hospitals and hostels, officials added.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to resume services to neighbouring Goa from Monday, as part of resuming inter-state services amid Covid-19. “As lockdown has been relaxed, KSRTC will restart operations to Goa from September 7,” an official statement read. To begin with, buses have been planned to Goa from Bengaluru and Mysuru.

At the same time, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will resume operations of 34 Vajra (air-conditioned Volvo) buses on six routes including Hosakote, Attibele, Kadugodi, Hebbal, and ITPL.

After actor Samyuktha Hegde filed a police complaint against Congress leader Kavitha Reddy for assault, Reddy Sunday apologised to the actor and her friends, saying while she had always opposed moral policing, she realised her “actions had been construed as such”.

“I have always opposed Moral Policing. I realize that my actions were construed as such. An argument ended up in me reacting aggressively as well, it was a mistake. As a responsible citizen n progressive woman, I own up to n sincerely apologise to Samyuktha Hegde n her Friends!” Reddy tweeted, along with a video.

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The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) has “strongly recommended” a traffic ban inside Bengaluru’s iconic Cubbon Park, supporting the demands of the city’s nature-lovers and sever civic activism groups.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Horticulture Department, DULT Commissioner V Manjula mentioned she received representations from various civic groups demanding a traffic-free Cubbon Park and that the Directorate had examined the matter in detail.

“Cubbon Park is a vast green space in the heart of the city and its pristine nature needs to be preserved. In various cities across the world, spaces in the city core are being reclaimed for the use of pedestrians and cyclists. Cubbon Park would be an ideal place to be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists in Bengaluru. Pedestrians and cyclists can use the Park as shortcut for reaching their destinations. Closing of Cubbon Park to the use of motorized traffic will not cause any inconvenience as motorized traffic has alternative routes to reach their destinations,” she added.

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The case has been confirmed at Fortis Hospital in Bannerghatta Road. (Representational)

Meanwhile, in possibly the first case of Covid-19 reinfection in Bengaluru, a 27-year-old woman who recovered from the infection has contracted the virus again, in the span of a month, a private hospital said.

READ | Bengaluru: First case of Covid-19 reinfection reported in private hospital

At the same time, after actor Samyuktha Hegde filed a police complaint against Congress leader Kavitha Reddy for assault, Reddy Sunday apologised to the actor and her friends, saying while she had always opposed moral policing, she realised her “actions had been construed as such”.

READ | Samyuktha Hegde case: Congress leader apologises, says ‘have always opposed moral policing’

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