The rise in the number of cases in the city of Bengaluru has been attributed to the triangular area that has east, west, and south zone.
According to the authorities, the rise in cases is because of the uncontrolled inter-state traveler movement and the lack of administrative insight in key wards in the three zones of the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has been unable to control the spread in these areas because of the ambiguity over the jurisdictional clarity of zones and wards.
The Bengaluru triangle extends from the Chamarajpete ward in the west Bengaluru to Jayanagara in south and MG road to the north of the Shantalanagara ward. In the last ten days, over 900 cases have been reported from these wards.
Cases In Each Zone
In the west zone, Chamarajapete has reported 245 cases, Gandhinagar with 93, Chikpete with 66, KR Market with 40, Subhash Nagara with 31, Chalavadipalya with 19, Rayapura with 13 and Cuttonpete with 7.
In the east zone, Shanatala Nagara ward has reported over 743 cases, Sampangiramanagara with 87, Vasanthnagara with 48, Bharathi Nagara with 37, Shanti Nagara with 37, Neelsandra with 20 and Shivajinahgara with 10.
In the south zone, the ward of Jayanagara has reported 200 cases, Homegowda nagara with 135, Basavanagagudi with 115, Dharmaraya Temple with 110, Yediyur with 83, Jayanagara east with 75, Sudhama Nagar with 52, VV Puram with 38 and Sunkenahalli with 6.
The newly appointed commissioner of the BBMP, Manjunath Prasad acknowledged the rise in cases along these zones and said,
“Not only because these areas have a high population density, but we have inter-state travelers on commercial activities importing the cases into these high-density areas. Some 70 percent of the spread has been due to people coming from Rajasthan, but commercial visitors from Mumbai and Chennai have also played a role.”
Source: Deccan Herald