4,200 hotel rooms booked for those who can pay; govt centres for others
The first passenger train carrying around 992 passengers from New Delhi will reach Bengaluru city at 6 am on Thursday morning.
Immediately thereafter, all passengers will be quarantined in 90 hotels where around 4,200 rooms have been booked.
The Bengaluru Urban district authorities have booked nearly 90 hotels surrounding the city railway station — near Majestic, Gandhinagar, Chikpet and Richmond Circle — where 4,200 rooms have been made available. “An option will be given to all those arriving at the Bengaluru city railway station. They are free to opt for paid quarantined while those who cannot afford it will be sent to government quarantine centres,” said Bengaluru Urban district deputy commissioner GN Shivamurthy.
No home quarantine
He added, “Those people who cannot afford hotel rooms will be quarantined in government guesthouses and Kalyan Mantapas. No one will be allowed to be in home quarantine.”
Speaking to thebengalurulive, SWR PRO Vijaye E said, “All passengers will be screened at the station as per the protocol issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Ten medical counters are likely to be set up by BBMP at the station.”