Visitors chaos as Congress’ Mekedatu ‘padayatra’ enters Bengaluru metropolis: Commuters requested to keep away from route


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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Bengaluru,
Mar
01:

With
Congress’
‘padayatra’
(foot
march),
demanding
implementation
of
the
Mekedatu
undertaking
throughout
the
Cauvery
river,
getting into
Bengaluru,
social gathering
state
President
D
Ok
Shivakumar
on
Tuesday
apologised
to
the
folks
of
the
metropolis,
as
their
march
is
anticipated
to
create
visitors
jams
in
components
of
the
metropolis
until
March
3.

Traffic chaos as Congress Mekedatu padayatra enters Bengaluru city: Commuters asked to avoid route

Additionally
accusing
the
ruling
BJP
of
attempting
to
cease
the
padayatra
by
creating
bother
and
reserving
instances
towards
Congress
leaders,
citing
violation
of
guidelines,
out
of
“political
vengeance”,
he
stated
his
social gathering
will
not
bow
down
to
such
threats.

“I
need
to
apologise
to
the
folks
of
Bengaluru,
as
there
will
be
visitors
bother
in
components
of
Bengaluru
for
subsequent
three
days.
There
could
be
visitors
bother
for
three
days
that is
all,
however
it
will
resolve
your
water
associated
points
for
the
subsequent
50
years.
Our
battle
is
for
the
folks
of
the
state
and
residents
of
Bengaluru.
So,
please
cooperate
and
march
with
us,”
Shivakumar
stated.

Talking
to
reporters
right here,
he
claimed
that
residence
associations,
manufacturing unit
house owners,
industrialists
and
frequent
folks
have
come
ahead
to
be part of
the
battle
for
water,
slicing
throughout
social gathering
traces.
The
padayatra
on
its
third
day
immediately
will
be
protecting
a
distance
of
15.8
km
to
attain
Jayadeva
Junction
in
the
metropolis
from
close to
Kengeri.

The
Padyatra
has
turn into
a
visitors
nightmare
for
commuters.
The
yatra
that
will
culminate
at
the
Nationwide
School
Floor
in
Basavanagudi
in
Bengaluru
on
March
3
would
imply
visitors
snarls
alongside
the
Mysuru-Bengaluru
street
for
the
subsequent
few
days.
The
every day
commuters
on
the
route
have
been
requested
to
keep away from
it.

This
is
the
second
leg
of
the
march
that
ended
abruptly
in
Ramanagara
on
January
13,
when
the
third
wave
of
the
COVID-19
had
peaked.

The
‘padayatra
2.0’ with
the
theme
‘Namma
Neeru,
Namma
Hakku’
(Our
water,
Our
proper),
that
resumed
on
Sunday,
will
culminate
at
the
Nationwide
School
Floor
in
Basavanagudi
in
Bengaluru
on
March
3,
after
protecting
a
whole
distance
of
79.8
kilometres.

Noting
that
the
padayatra
has
entered
the
metropolis,
the
KPCC
chief
alleged
that
the
Bruhat
Bengaluru
Mahanagara
Palike
(BBMP)
Commissioner
and
Joint
Commissioner
via
their
employees
have
eliminated
some
banners
put
out
by
the
social gathering,
and
solely
after
intervention
of
leaders
it
was
stopped.

“If
they
had
continued
to
take away
our
banners,
I
would
have
requested
our
staff
to
take away
banners
of
Yediyurappa
(greeting
on
his
birthday),
and
by
a number of
legislators
(BJP)
on
account
of
Shivaratri,
put
throughout
the
metropolis.
Legislation
ought to
be
similar
for
everybody,”
he
stated.
He
even
went
on
to
ask
BBMP
Chief
Commissioner
Gaurav
Gupta
to
identify
the
Company
workplace
as
BJP
workplace,
as
he
accused
them
of
working
in
favour
of
the
ruling
social gathering.

An
FIR
has
been
registered
towards
38
folks
underneath
varied
sections
of
the
Indian
Penal
Code
and
the
Karnataka
Epidemic
Ailments
Act,
for
holding
the
march
on
Sunday
in
violation
of
COVID-19
guidelines,
which
names
Congress
leaders
like
Shivakumar
and
Chief
of
Opposition
in
the
meeting
Siddaramaiah,
amongst
a number of
others.

The
prevailing
COVID
norms
carry
a
ban
on
rallies,
dharnas
and
protests.
Shivakumar
alleged
that
the
BJP
authorities
has
not
withdrawn
COVID
curbs
and
has
prolonged
it
with
an
intention
to
cease
Congress’ padayatra,
and
it
is
nothing
however
politics.
He
questioned
as
to
how
the
BJP
and
saffron
organisations
are
allowed
to
maintain
political
occasions
and
rallies,
and
restrictions
had been
solely
relevant
to
Congress’
march
and
rallies.

“We
will not
worry
jail
threats…we
will
battle
towards
it,
summons
have
been
issued
to
us,
however
our
march
will
proceed.
Let
police
take away
their
uniform
and
put on
BJP
gown.
They
are
simply
following
their
(BJP)
directions.
Solar
will
rise
and
the
solar
will
set,
no
one
is
everlasting.
We
have
a
listing
of
police
officers
who
are
troubling
us,
we
will
reply
them
when
the
time
comes,”
he
added.

The
march
is
additionally
being
seen
politically,
retaining
in
thoughts
the
BBMP
elections,
with
the
padayatra
protecting
about
15
meeting
constituencies
in
the
metropolis
in
the
days
to
come.

The
Mekedatu
multi-purpose
(consuming
and
energy)
undertaking
entails
constructing
a
balancing
reservoir
close to
Kanakapura
in
Ramanagara
district,
to
which
neighbouring
Tamil
Nadu
is
opposed.
The
estimated
Rs
9,000
crore
undertaking
as soon as
accomplished
is
aimed
at
guaranteeing
consuming
water
to
Bengaluru
and
neighbouring
areas
(4.75
TMC)
and
it
can
additionally
generate
400
MW
energy.

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