Bengaluru, April 18: The Karnataka bandh called by the pro-kannada organizations onSaturday, April 18th, to protest Tamil Nadu’s opposition to the Mekedatu drinking water project has brought life to a stand still.
Traffic services were severely hit in the city. The bandh is expected to be total. Public transport, including KSRTC and BMTC buses, autorickshaws and cabs will be off the roads. Local trains in the state have been equipped with extra RPF (Railway Protection Force).
In Bengaluru city, BMTC, auto rickshaws and taxis affiliated to unions have suspended their operations. Ola and Taxiforsure has informed its customers through messages that it will not take bookings until advised by police. KSRTC has stopped operations across the state. The commuters are facing great inconvenience due to bundh.
The bandh will last for 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm.