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In a bid to control smoking at public areas, nearly two dozen individuals in Bengaluru were fined everyday till mid-October for smoking in public.

By and large, the people were fined in the IT hub of southeast Bengaluru, which includes Koramangala, Madiwala, Electronics City, HSR Layout, and Bommanahalli.

Further, Bengaluru's southeast division fined 8,775 individuals, while 1197 were penalized in Whitefield.

This year, approximately 500 individuals have died so far navigating Bangalore's streets, making it the nation's fourth-deadliest city for motorists.

Among them were an elderly couple, who were crushed under a truck last month while trying to avoid a hole.

Even doctors have reported a rise in patients arriving at Bangalore's hospitals with spinal injuries and back complaints sustained on the city's bad roads.

About 6,000 private hospitals/clinics in Bengaluru have shut down their OPD services and elective surgeries indefinitely in protest against amendments proposed to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill.

This has caused major inconvenience for the public; according to reports, at least two people have died due to unavailability of medical aid.

Meanwhile, leaves of all government doctors have been cancelled for now.