Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited(BMRCL) today announced that the metro rail services will be closed on Saturday and Sunday due to the weekend curfew imposed by the state government to stop the rising cases of covid-19 in the state.
The Karnataka government on Tuesday issued a new set of guidelines as per which night curfew which was imposed in the state from April 21 and curfew will be place during weekends.
“Night Curfew is imposed in the entire state from 9 pm to 6 am and there shall be weekend curfew from Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am,” state’s Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said.
He said guidelines to contain COVID 19 transmission in the state shall come into effect from 9 pm on April 21 and will be in force upto 6 am on May 4.
The guidelines were issued following a virtual all-party meeting chaired by Governor Vajubahai Vala, along with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa this evening to discuss the prevailing COVID situation in the state amid a spike in cases.
They were announced amid intense speculation that the government may go for lockdown like restrictions in Bengaluru and a few other places, with former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy also demanding it.
However,the Chief Secretary maintained that the guidelines are as per the recommendations of the state’s Technical Advisory Committee on COVID, comprising experts and after consultation with opposition parties.