Lockdown: Hundreds leave Bengaluru for Mysuru
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Lockdown: Hundreds leave Bengaluru for Mysuru

July 13, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The State Government’s decision to impose lockdown from July 14 evening to 22 and a surging number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bengaluru has forced people to go back to their native places.

On the morning of July 13, a large number of vehicles piled up at toll gates at Bengaluru’s borders. There was a heavy rush of vehicles near Columbia Asia Hospital Junction in Mysuru as many people left Bengaluru early in the morning. There were hundreds of four wheelers waiting in the line to cross over to Mysuru and this resulted in traffic jams.

People were also seen travelling in tempos carrying their household goods and two-wheelers. People are also hiring taxis to reach their hometown. Inter district services of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) too received higher ridership. To ferry home those who want to leave Bengaluru before the one-week lockdown comes into effect, the KSRTC will run 1,600 additional buses from Bengaluru on Monday and Tuesday.

20 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Lockdown: Hundreds leave Bengaluru for Mysuru”

  1. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    Bengaluru the citadel of IT techies and IT coolies is a Civid-19 cesspit The report does not say, these people leaving Bengaluru should carry a Civid-19 negative certificate to let into Mysuru. Though Mysuru is registering the cases of Virus, these are small compared to what is happening in Bengaluru. Mysoreans should really worry for their health when these many come in , even if it is their home city.

  2. V Veer Kumar says:

    Have the authorities gone mad or what? Letting in hundreds of people, who could be infected, into Mysore will be a disaster. Abhiram should look into this matter immediately and take action otherwise he should take the complete blame when Mysore will become another Punem

  3. The citadel of IT has crumbled. If I a great expertise in Chitradurg and can get the job done remote, why will I ask the expert to come and live in Bengaluru and live a uncomfortable life when can work from comfort of my home. Very soon the IT parks will be haunted parks. Be prepared

  4. Sridhar says:

    @Mann Ki Baat!!- You refer to IT programmers as IT Coolies? So much for dignity of labor! Such narrow minded people seem to be on the forefront of this comments section criticizing everybody about every thing?! Or is it the jealousy that is working which hates anybody who makes an honest living! I once saw a dirty beggar insulting a handicapped person who was operating a telephone booth making a living by his hard work . The beggar was so arrogant and saying that begging is better than doing such menial jobs as he makes more money! This is on the same lines! Such mentally inferior ,disgusting and narrow minded people are commenting on everything!! I cant believe such people exist in 2020! that is how British treated Indians!

  5. mitran says:

    the yeddi govt must have imposed no travels to bangaloreans and bangalore current residents , they cant be carrying corona with them , they are bound to be super spreaders.where is his measure of controlling covid 19 for the state >>??? ; every rule , law that they bring in they must prevent peoples’ movements from corona spiked areas , this reaction is observed in the country since last couple of months , have brains ! the ITs are good at making print outs , don’t believe in what they carry with them , let them be quarantined at entry to mysore or other places like the villages have imposed and test them to full … else we will see uncontrollable rampant spike in mysore v soon , as they are bound to disperse within the mysore city wards universally .
    in the name of controlling covid 19 in one region , the law and curfews and lockdowns must also now control peoples movements in that spiked up local region and shut its borders , u are instead flooding covid 19 to areas wherein locals have taken umpteen interest with district administrators to keep the spread to limits . i pray

  6. Bare Thoughts says:

    OK, good. Virus is circulating in Mysore now. Where are the intellectuals defended allowing people from foreign returned virus carriers, allowing other states people to Karnataka. Indian governance(Irrespective of party, because i know there are boot lickers of the political parties who will bumbard with justifications.) is such a case study on messing things, It is study for university/other countries how not to mess the governance and how not to make citizens life hell. Here the responsibilities lies also for Citizens, but unfortunately, in India, Citizens, politicians, bureaucrats go hand in hand.

    The next move would be after unlocking bangalore on 22 June, Mysore and other districts will be locked. The joke of sheer governance never ends.

  7. Mujeer Khan says:

    Mysore DC and concerned authorities must check each and every vehicle and passengers coming from Bangalore to Mysore. Each and every person who comes from Bangalore must be home quarantined. Even I have many family members who reside in Bangalore, if they want to come then they must go for quarantine. Even transport vehicle drivers must be in quarantine.

  8. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    Sridhar Why are they called IT coolies? Just think about it and then put your finders on the keyboard, after exercise your brain, if you have one. Your spelling of Labour indicates, you are an IT Coolie with a H1B visa!
    IT coolies are the term Americans used when the likes of you swamped US, lured by Indian forms there.

  9. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    Correction\;”Indian firms”

  10. Sridhar says:

    @Mann Ki Baat!! You SOB! Bastard! I did not want to use this language until I was absolutely sure you deserved it! Now, Can’t find anybody who deserve it better! I wonder why such stupid assholes are not shot dead on the street like a rabid dog! This one must be born out of a gutter loin!

  11. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    Hey Sridhar. Look at your name? Nice Indian God’s name! Your language is the language of a sewer rat,, and your mouth smelling that of a rotten flesh in a slaughter house/
    You cannot argue, why you are not an IT coolie. That term was coined by American programmers who saw Indians accepting low paid jobs and ready to work as if they are in a clothe-manufacturing sweat shop.
    Careful, if you are in the US, the Homeland security , if informed of your language will not take things kindly.
    SOM should ensure that you filthy -mouthed Indians are barred from using the kind of language, you see in the Harlem in New York!
    Your parents should be really ashamed of you. I accuse them of not using the family planning approach and getting you, a filthy Neaderthal.

    family planning there. I can see!
    I only commented and never used a filthy language such as yours because I was born of better parents.
    I

  12. Past Mysorean says:

    Het Sridhar
    You should be really ashamed of yourself, using a language in response to an observation, that even I find is reasonable, and many in Bengalore , and indeed in many other countries too where Indian IT personnel trying to swamp the entry and grab jobs using any means possible. This does not happen where Indian science PhD , and engineering PhDs are concerned.
    Ask an Australian or an American. He will use the same term. It does not require brains to program in an age where vast libraries are available, but only requires work similar to a toiling person in a Bangladesh garment factory. hence the term. As for the British, they maintained standards, and hence engineers such as Sir MV and scientists such as Sir C V Raman emerged. You are ill-informed and downright ignorant.
    Watch your language. I find it uncomfortable that there is no moderation for these posts, what language iis not allowed. I will write to Vikram, the edictor.

  13. Past Mysorean says:

    Hello SOM editor Vikram
    Can I request you to set up a moderation protocol, so that what posters post are subjected to language moderation. I do not think any respectable newspaper any where would allow the kind of language @Sridhar uses. He should be really ashamed.

  14. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    Hey Sridhar. Look at your name? Nice Indian God’s name! Your language is the language of a sewer rat,, and your mouth smelling that of a rotten flesh in a slaughter house/
    You cannot argue, why you are not an IT coolie. That term was coined by American programmers who saw Indians accepting low paid jobs and ready to work as if they are in a clothe-manufacturing sweat shop.
    Careful, if you are in the US, the Homeland security , if informed of your language will not take things kindly.
    SOM should ensure that you filthy -mouthed Indians are barred from using the kind of language, you see in the Harlem in New York!
    Your parents should be really ashamed of you. I accuse them of not using the family planning approach and getting you, a filthy Neaderthal.

  15. What a culture! says:

    @Sridhar So, you belong to an ancient Indian culture! What a shame!!

  16. Dr. Rakshatha says:

    @Sridhar and Mann Ki Baat : Shame on both of you! Its because of people like you our country is in such a bad shape. People are loosing livelihoods over this disease and you guys are fighting over petty matters! As a healthcare worker in Pune and hardcore Mysorean I am ashamed of both of you!

  17. Strangeworld says:

    Just look at what one $1 is worth in Indian rupees.
    It is clear what can a large US company gain by outsourcing the mundane program coding to Indians In India. That is the rem mostly used in the West, when the coding is outsourced to India.
    Also, work out what a company,in the US which gets programming outsourced by the large US company is able to get away with paying for a H1B holder in the US, if he is an Indian, as this holder depends on the mercy of the company to continue getting work so that he will not be sent back to India..
    The above is the reason that the Google CEO was not happy when Trump stopped the issue of H1B visas until the end of this year.
    It is no surprise that the pay differential between an American employee and an Indian employees is so different.
    That is the absolute truth, and explains the use of the term.
    There are other countries like Ukraine which has excellent education and Hungary too, competing to get this slice of work and are succeeding. The employees of these countries are paid more than their Indian counterparts.
    That is the absolute truth, and explains the use of the term.
    That term was invented when Murthy of Infosys and Ramji of Wipro lobbied hard these large US companies saying that they can save the money for them by using their Indian cheap labour, whether in India or in the US. If you want to be angry, be angry with the above 2 billionaires, who became unbelievably rich as a result.
    But what is not tolerable is the use of abusive words, the language of the gutter, which should shame India, which boasts of ancient culture.

  18. Hello, hello! says:

    @Strangeworld, It is not only the founders of InfoSys and Wipro who became rich by using IT cheap labour and servicing the large Western companies, Ambani got into this act at about the same time, also promising saving money to Western telecom companies and companies in Gulf States, which are often the subsidiaries of Western companies-his is in the telecom manufacturing and serve sector. He is now one of the 10 richest men in the world.
    Cheap Indian Labour is the reason, Dell, Microsoft, Western banks, and even Western utilities have established customer services and call centres in India. If they were to be in the US and Europe, they would have drained their resources .Abuses are bad and should be criminal offence even used in the Cyberspace. SOM, please note.

  19. Mann Ki Baat!! says:

    @Dr Rakshasa
    Shame on you too. What kind of doctor are you? The usual kind gaining degree based on backward class? BTW, I do not live in your country.

  20. The lucky ones! says:

    Dr Rakshasa! I enjoyed this joke! Seriously all doctors are mostly ignorant and really are Rakhasas!!

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