Bengaluru’s KR Market, the trading hub that’s been shut due to rising cases, will reopen on Tuesday morning
BENGALURU: With Unlock 4.0 set to relax more Covid-19 curbs from September 1, stakeholders concerned are busy laying the ground for the return to the normal in their respective sectors.
The fizz is likely to be back in the pub district of Bengaluru and elsewhere in Karnataka on Day 1 itself, with CM BS Yediyurappa on Sunday according in-principle approval for consumption of alcohol in bar and restaurants.
The Unlock 4.0 envisages resumption of Metro services in a graded manner from September 7 and limited academic activities in schools from September 21.
Bars and restaurants will be allowed to function subject to reduced seating capacity and maintenance of hall temperature at 24-30 degree Celsius, officials in the know said, adding a detailed advisory to this effect is expected on Monday. The functioning hours are unlikely to change.
Schools are looking at staggered timings and specific slots for class 9 to 12 students who will be allowed to come to campus from September 21 for clarification of doubts. The department of public instruction said they will issue a standard operating procedure to get students on campus for these sessions. There is a concern among state board schools over the delay in the announcement of the pared-down syllabus to make good the lost days. Karnataka Textbook Society officials said they have submitted the reduced syllabus to the department and the government is now left to take a decision.