However, this decision has not gone down well with the BBMP and health department officials, who said that the idea of imposing a hefty penalty is that it acts as a deterrent.
The passengers have been asked to self monitor their health for 14 days from the date of arrival for any symptoms of COVID-19.
Appealing to the people for cooperation during these difficult times, he said the government's intention was to ensure respectful burial or cremation for the deceased.
Several messages and videos exposing the plight of patients and COVID wards have gone viral which show the worsening conditions in the COVID designated hospitals.
The Minister was attending the wedding ceremony of the son of former minister Parameshwar Naik at Hagaribommanahalli in Davanagere.
As numbers stand, Congress will win two MLC seats of the seven for which elections will be held.
In a circular, signed by chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, issued late on Wednesday evening, the government asked citizens to realise their role and help in the welfare of society.
However, the admission process can begin prior to that from June 8, as per a circular by the primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar.