These diversions, which will come into effect from 4 pm, will also impact those travelling to the airport from the south and central parts of the city.

Traffic diversions in Bengaluru for Yeddyurappa swearing-in Details here
news Transport Friday, July 26, 2019 - 15:16

BS Yeddyurappa is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Friday evening and the Traffic Police in Bengaluru has made traffic diversions at the city centre as many VIPs will be attending the event.

These diversions, which will come into effect from 4 pm, will also impact those travelling to the airport from the south and central parts of the city.

In an advisory, the Traffic Police said, “We have made arrangements for the easy movement of the vehicles of senior state leaders and traffic will be held up near Raj Bhavan and surrounding areas from 4 pm onwards. We request commuters travelling to the Kempegowda Internation Airport or to any localities towards the airport to reach their destinations prior to 4 pm or take alternate routes to avoid traffic jams.”

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to take place between 6 pm to 6.15 pm on Friday.

On Friday morning, Yeddyurappa met the Governor to stake claim to form the government after getting a nod from the BJP central leadership. He has seven days’ time to prove his majority in the House. Friday’s oath will the fourth time that Yeddyurappa will be taking the oath as Chief Minister, with the most recent occasion being the two-day stint just after the 2018 Assembly polls. 

Until Thursday evening, the BJP was in a waiting mode after care-taker CM HD Kumaraswamy submitted his resignation to the Governor after losing Tuesday’s floor test since the 15 rebel MLAs of the JD(S)-Congress combine skipped the House proceedings.

Meanwhile, on Thursday Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three MLAs – Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli and independent MLA R Shankar, till the end of the current Assembly’s term. The Speaker announced that the decision on disqualification petitions of 14 other rebel MLAs of the JD(S) and Congress parties will be declared in the coming days.

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