Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)
Udupi, Apr 20: Widespread criticism is expressed by the public on social media on the action of deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha, who made standing passengers in buses to get down citing more people than Covid protocol on Monday April 19.
The DC carried out a sudden drive against those who were not wearing masks on Monday. While checking buses at Santhekatte, he made passengers who were standing in buses to get down saying that the number of passengers are more than specified in Covid protocol. This caused inconvenience to many passengers who travel daily to Udupi, including students.
Speaking to the media, a girl student said, "We come to Udupi from the village. If DC makes us get down from the bus, we do not have other buses to reach home. If we are late in reaching home, our parents feel anxious." This video has gone viral on social media.
The public have questioned the DC and asked, "You made the video and went home. Who will make alternative arrangements for the girls who are left half way to reach home?"