Bangalore Live News Updates: Bangalore’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a hike in property tax by 20% on residential properties and 25% on commercial properties in the city from the next financial year. The proposal has been placed before the financial council for approval now.

Meanwhile, the main access road to Bengaluru Airport will be closed from June 10 in the light of expansion work on the main access road to Kempegowda International Airport. The main access road, which is at present four lanes wide (two on each side) will be expanded to a 10-lane road (five on each side), according to airport officials. As part of the widening work, the 1.4 kilometre-long access road will be closed for expansion as part of the ongoing infrastructure development. “During the expansion, traffic will be diverted towards the new six-lane (three each) South Access Road (SAR), built parallel to the existing MAR,” a BIAL spokesperson told.

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At the same time, the weatherman has predicted a cloudy day in Bengaluru on Friday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), rains and thundershowers are likely to continue in and around the city today as well. “Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 32 and 21 degree Celsius respectively,” reads the IMD weather forecast for Friday.