Applications from 44 lakh owners out of 80 lakh vehicles
How casually Bengalureans are taking the lockdown can be seen from the fact that of the city’s 80 lakh vehicles, around 44.46 lakh vehicle owners are clamouring for police passes to come out on the roads.
Revealing this fact on Saturday, Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said that according to the police, only 2% of the city’s vehicles are plying on the city roads. “The city police have been getting many requisitions but so far only 1.75 lakh vehicles have been issued passes,” Kumar said.
He added that the police have seized 24,000 vehicles so far, and 50% of the roads have been blocked to reduce vehicular movement.
E-passes are being issued only for essential service providers but a large number of people have applied and all of them cannot be considered.
“The Bengaluru police are providing ‘Hoysala’ vehicles for emergency services like ferrying patients to hospitals. Around 273 vehicles have conducted 4,000 such trips so far,” he added.
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