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Old 24th March 2020, 11:21   #18421
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Is it alright to travel inside the city or is that also prohibited? Travel will be just moving to another area to a relative's house.

Are the cops out on the road questioning people and pushing them back to their homes?
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Old 24th March 2020, 11:39   #18422
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Is it alright to travel inside the city or is that also prohibited? Travel will be just moving to another area to a relative's house.

Are the cops out on the road questioning people and pushing them back to their homes?
Avoid main roads and major roads. I traveled today morning and was stopped at audugodi and corporation. Interior roads should be fine.

Go in car(only if you have to!). The constables were liberal with lathi on 2 wheelers and shabbily dressed people. There were more considerate with car and well dressed people. I had to get down and talk with the sub inspector at audugodi and explain him my situation . He cleared my way.
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Just stepped out to the HP petrol bunk on old Airport road.

Incredible scenes! You have to rub your eyes and remind yourself that you are driving! I slotted sixth gear on a road on which normally second gear is the max!

Some barricades have been put up here and there with cops standing next to them and keeping an eye on the vehicles going past. But not stopping anyone unnecessarily.
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21 days of Cr.PC 144 and curfew ! . This thread on rants would die a natural death. Happy Ugadi every one. Stay safe!
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21 days of Cr.PC 144 and curfew ! . This thread on rants would die a natural death. Happy Ugadi every one. Stay safe!
After 22 days when I see zigzagging two wheelers, errant autos, rashly driven cabs and road hogging cars and buses, I'll cry... tears of joy.

We all wanted the old Bangalore back, but we never asked for a complete shutdown and erosion of mankind from the scene. This is Bangalore 200 years ago.. except instead of bushwhacking and trodding down jungles, its become an urban ghost town.

Bangalore became too exciting to go back to its dull former roots, none of us can even connect to this city the way it is. China has screwed all of us yet again.
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Old 25th March 2020, 11:00   #18426
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After watching Avengers last movie, my friend- an avid nature lover said nature would snap its fingers at us just like Thanos did. Meaning half of the traffic is off the bangalore roads. Hoping highly, we won't go to that situation.
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Oh such joy to drive on traffic less roads of BLR yesterday. Had to step out due to legitimate reasons and enjoyed the few short kms that I got to drive. If only WFH becomes a very viable option for a large population of BLR, then commuting would be such joy!
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I would assume that due to prevailing situation all the construction activities like Metro and Whitetopping, has been stopped for now?
Any info on that?
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I would assume that due to prevailing situation all the construction activities like Metro and Whitetopping, has been stopped for now?
Any info on that?
Two factors have a bearing on the stoppage (neither of them health matters)
a) In the interest of keeping this thread alive, the authorities will wait till we are back on the road.
b) It is a matter of job satisfaction to them - to know how many lives they are affecting on a daily basis.
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Looks like the police in city limits have started seizing vehicles found to be violating the lockdown/curfew conditions.
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Looks like the police in city limits have started seizing vehicles found to be violating the lockdown/curfew conditions.
Hope its done in a sane manner without harassing folks who have a genuine need to travel within the city.
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Hope its done in a sane manner without harassing folks who have a genuine need to travel within the city.
You dare use the words sane and Karnataka police in the same breath?

The new deputy CM seems to be on quite a roll to enforce.
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Looks like the police in city limits have started seizing vehicles found to be violating the lockdown/curfew conditions.
I read reports that in cities like Pune, usage of private vehicles for anything has been absolutely banned unless the person has an official permit, and even that sale of fuel to private vehicles has been stopped. And apparently in some places, you can only go by foot to get your essential groceries etc. I am flabbergasted if these reports are indeed true. Thankfully, this is not yet the case in Bangalore, and I dread the day when these kind of measures will need to be instituted by the Bangalore police.
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You dare use the words sane and Karnataka police in the same breath?
Hope against hope hoping that the current situation might have changed their attitude
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Old 30th March 2020, 13:26   #18435
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Unlike what is show in TV, the reality is quiet different.

Had to travel from North to South Bangalore for an emergency. Was mentally prepared to face the cops and what ever was shown in the TV, but in reality I hardly saw in cops at any check point. There were 2 police check points in 33kms drive and they were not even bothered.

I traveled from hebbal side to E-city side via ring road. And yes, none of the flyovers are open.

Was happy to see Bangaloreans being responsible as i got not more than 15 private reg vehicles throughout my 33km journey.
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