On the eve of their reopening on September 1, BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad inspected the KR and Kalasipalya markets on Monday to see if all safety measures are in place. He was accompanied by MLA Udaya B Garudachar, Special Commissioner (Markets) Ravindra, Joint Commissioner (West Zone) Chidananda, Joint Commissioner (Solid Waste Management ) Sarfraz Khan and other officials.
Both markets were shut for five months, ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced.
“Vendors and buyers must wear a face cover. Marking has already been done to maintain social distancing. Each store has been instructed to keep a sanitizer. 15 marshals have been deployed to keep an eye on rule-breakers,” Prasad said. He added that fines would be imposed on violators, and a fire alarm and extinguishing system would be installed at a cost of Rs 3 crore.