Following the relaxations announced by the Centre, businesses in many parts of Bengaluru were observed resuming on May 4. Many shops including the liquor stores were allowed to resume operations except those shops in the 21 containment zones.
Considering that liquor stores were reopened after a long lockdown period, people were seen queuing in front of the stores which were reopened. Due to the long queues and compromising of social distancing at a few stores, the police were forced to close a few liquor shops.
As the movement of vehicles is permitted without a pass from 7 am to 7 pm from May 4, a good number of vehicles were seen plying on the roads. Moreover, a few flyovers including Mysuru Road Flyover and Anand Rao Circle Flyover were opened for the vehicular movement. Furthermore, highways such as Old Madras Road also saw a large number of vehicles as inter-district passes were not required in the cluster of five districts around Bengaluru.
However, Bhaskar Rao, Police Commissioner, on May 3 urged the motorists to maintain a maximum speed of 30 kmph and not more than that.
Despite a few relaxations, malls, cinema halls, markets and barber shops were not permitted to resume their operations