As the government eased restrictions under 'Unlock 2.0', people flooded the streets on Monday in Bengaluru and parts of the state. As the over 50-day lockdown ended, it was chaos in Bengaluru with people going about as if the pandemic had been eradicated. Bus stands, railway stations and markets were brimming with people and textile shops, jewellers seeing a huge rush.
By Monday noon, about 90% of shops in Chickpet and adjoining areas were brimming with customers not just from Bengaluru but also from the districts like Tumakuru, Ramanagara and Chikkaballapur. Traders at Chickpet told DH that there was a great demand for textile products, electrical goods and other essentials.