BBMP asks students to leave hostels, PGs and return home if vacations are declared
Bangalore, June 15: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently published a notice for students residing in paid accommodation and hostels (PG) in Bengaluru. The city’s civic body has issued a notice asking students to leave the city if their institutes declare vacations due to the COVID-19 cases.
Here are the tips:
- Students residing in fee-paying houses or hostels (PG) may be advised to return home, in case their educational institutions have declared vacation due to COV1D-19.
- If occupants choose to stay in the hostel / PG house, they should be informed about personal hygiene measures in accordance with the advice of the Government of Karnataka.
- The cleanliness of PG accommodation is the sole responsibility of the owner (s) / manager (s) of these properties.
- Overcrowding of rooms is strictly prohibited. A 110 square foot living space (excluding kitchen, toilet / bathroom) should not have more than two occupants at any time until the outbreak is over.
- At no time will occupants be forcibly evicted from PW houses / hostels without giving them time to seek alternative accommodation.
- Action should be taken against owners / managers of PG hostels and hostels in the event that COVID-19 spreads due to failure to follow instructions for sanitation and hygiene on the premises.
The notice comes after the government of Karnataka announced easing of the lockdown from June 14 in 19 districts of the state, including Bengaluru Urban, while continuing the lockdown as in the other 11 districts. The current rules are in place for a week until June 21.
Article first published: Tuesday June 15th, 2021, 4:17 PM [IST]