Manjunath Prasad back as BBMP Commissioner
On Saturday, state government removed B H Anil Kumar from the post of BBMP Commissioner, and appointed N Manjunath Prasad instead. Manjunath Prasad has served as BBMP Commissioner previously.
He has proposed divisional management of COVID-19 instead of the current practice of zonal management. As per the plan, a KAS official would be in charge of each of the 27 divisions in the city, with control rooms and adequate resources. They would also be tasked with ramping up ambulances and manpower.
Source: The Hindu | The Times of India
Thousands leave before lockdown
Thousands of families decided to leave Bengaluru in cars, buses and vans before the start of the lockdown. Many were carrying household goods and even two-wheelers in vans. Some major roads such as Mysuru Road saw bumper-to-bumper traffic last Monday. At Nelamangala toll gate, police allowed motorists to cross the toll plaza without paying fee for a while. Private taxis saw increased demand almost overnight. There was a rush of passengers at the Kempegowda International Airport as well, on Wednesday morning.
Shramik trains for migrant workers will resume after the lockdown. Until then, state government will continue to run the mustering centre for them at Tripuravasini on Palace Grounds. Workers will be accommodated here, and