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Coronavirus: Bengaluru's top parks, malls shut operations, metro stations mostly deserted

Amid coronavirus scare, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa ordered shutting down of shops, bars, malls and places that witness public gathering for one week. One of the biggest malls in Bengaluru - Orion had - has been. That apart, parks and pubs have been shut too. Sparse crowd seen at metro stations in the city.

Mar 14, 2020, 11:16 AM IST

As Karnataka government declared the shutting down of places that witness public gathering for one week starting from today due to coronavirus alert, most of the services - from barks, parks to malls have been shut.

One of the biggest malls of Bengaluru - Orion Mall, in Rajajinagar, is completely shut. The mall area is 1 million square feet. Orion mall has 4 floors of retail space, which includes shopping zones, multiplex, food and dining areas including lakeside cafes, bowling and gaming zones.       

The mall that used to witness a footfall of over 50,000 on weekends, wore a deserted look.

That apart, parks and pubs have been shut too. Sparse crowd seen at metro stations in the city.