The constituency has been a sensitive one, vulnerable to violence and rowdyism, and parts of it — especially Mangalore city commissionerate limits have been identified as critical.
Kateel was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2009, upon defeating Congress representative Janardhan Poojary by 40,420 votes.
All eight police divisions of Bangalore have sent notices to landlords renting out property.
For over a year now, popular rent-a-bike services have been offering ‘rides’ to Bengalureans, catering to their local and hyperlocal commute.
Last year some residents even held a mock ‘birthday party’ of the flyover, along with birthday pops, complete with songs, cakes and celebration just to draw the attention of the authorities.