Bengaluru: People of Karnataka, especially Bengalureans were treated to two announcements on August 27, as a flyover in the heart of the city was named after Karnataka’s revolutionary freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna and Namma Metro will be hitting the tracks soon.

BS Yediyurappa was present at the naming ceremony of the flyover. The chief minister also announced that metro services will soon be restored in the city.

The chief minister stated, “Despite COVID-19, pandemic normalcy in public life is being restored step by step. Taking all the necessary precautionary measures, Metro services will be restarted soon,” 

Officials have stated that they are waiting for Unlock 4.0 guidelines from the Centre and hope to get approval for resuming operations. The unlock 4.0 guidelines come into action from September 1.

The government has also drawn a standard operating procedure (SOP) for restarting the service keeping in mind the safety of the commuters.

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Yediyurappa said that improving the basic infrastructure in Bengaluru is the government’s goal and, in this direction, all the necessary measures are being taken.

The metro services in Bengaluru were halted for close to five months due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Though the Chief Minister has stated that the metro services will begin soon, a clearance from the government for restarting operations is yet to be received by the metro officials.