COVID-19: Public out in Bengaluru on Sunday without masks greeted with challan by BBMP marshals
BBMP's efforts of deploying marshals to impose a penalty for not maintaining social distance and not wearing facemasks has resulted in Sunday turning into a shocker for the public out on a stroll.
According to BBMP joint commissioner Sarfaraz Khan, the idea of appointing marshals for some measures like imposing a penalty on solid waste management rule violations to the newly added tasks like imposing fines for not maintaining social distance and not wearing facemasks has brought about some changes in the city.
Recently, the marshals also foiled an attempt to smuggle liquor inside the COVID care centre at BIEC on Tumakuru Road . According to Khan, in the last two months, the marshals have collected Rs 1.5 to 2 crore by imposing fines on the public in connection with violations of COVID-19 protocol.