Karnataka CM Yediyurappa unfurled the tricolour flag and reviewed the guard of honour at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru. Express Photo
Bangalore Karnataka Floods August 15 highlights: On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa unfurled the national flag and reviewed the guard of honour at the Field Marshal Manekshaw parade ground, Cubbon Road.
Meanwhile, there has been a spurt in dengue cases in Bengaluru with as many has 563 new cases registered in four days. According to the data by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) till Sunday, the city had recorded 4,443 cases but by Wednesday, the number had risen to 5,006.
To tackle the problem, the civic authority has taken up door-to-door awareness campaigns on dengue in the worst-affected wards and areas. The data shows east zone is worst affected with 1,937 confirmed cases since January 2019. Bengaluru South recorded 786 cases, Mahadevapura (760). Dasarahalli Zone has recorded lowest number with 116 cases from January 2019 to 14 August.
According to the reports, dengue cases was at its peak in the year 2017 when as many as 17,844 positive cases were reported in Karnataka.
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Meanwhile, the Karnataka state government’s Independence Day celebrations will be held with a ceremonial parade at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground, Cubbon Road on Thursday, where Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will receive the salute.
In the light of VIP movements and high security provided in these areas, the Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) has put in place several regulations in the Central Business District Areas. No parking zones have been identified during the first half of the day, which include Central Street (from Anil Kumble Circle to Shivajinagar Bus Stand), Cubbon Road (from C.T.O. Circle to K.R.Road and Cubbon Road Junction), and MG Road (from Anil Kumble Circle to Queens Circle- both Sides).