Karnataka Unlock 4 Guidelines: Bengaluru Metro services to begin from September 7

Karnataka Unlock 4: On Monday, A order issued by Karnataka Government confirmed that Bengaluru Metro services will resume from September 7 after a scarcity of five months since the services were suspended due to the lockdown imposed because of Coronavirus.


However, the operations will be allowed in a graded manner.


the order issued by Karnataka Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar stated that the Metro rail will be allowed to operate with effect from September 2020 in a graded manner by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA)/Ministry of Railways (MOR), in consultation with MHA.

The order further read that the standard operating procedure (SOP) will be issued soon by the MOUHA and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

Also, the order cleared that no school, Colleges, educational institutions, and coaching classes will be allowed to open with no regular class activity across Karnataka up to September 30

However, students of classes 9 to 12 will be allowed to visit their schools, which are outside the containment zone, to get guidance from their teachers on a volunteer basis.

No cinema halls and pools were allowed to open but open-air cinema halls are allowed to open from September 21.

The order issued in accordance with the Centre’s step by step relaxation of restrictions post Coronavirus lockdown stated that no cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theaters, and similar places will remain closed. However, according to the latest guidelines, open-air cinema halls are permitted to open with effective from September 21.

Karnataka Unlock 4
Karnataka Unlock 4

Meanwhile, gathering related to marriage will be allowed with guests not exceeding by 50. A funeral for gathering is allowed to have only 20 persons. Guests should not exceed by 20 for funeral gatherings. The limit for the gathering will be increased to 100 persons from September 20, according to the order Released.

At the same time, a revised government order on the protocol for inter-state travelers said that people traveling to Karnataka from other states shall neither have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days nor have to register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal.

The relaxations were awarded after the Ministry of Home Affairs wrote to state last week that they can’t be restrictions on the interstate and intrastate movement as stated in the July 29 guidelines for Unlock-3.

However, Lockdown shall be remain imposed on the containment zone in the state till September 30. As of August 30, Karnataka reported a cumulative 3,35,928 positive cases and 5,589 coronavirus-related deaths.