Cauvery water dispute: ‘Bangalore Bandh’ on Tuesday, transport services likely to be affected


Several organizations have called for a ‘Bangalore bandh’ on Tuesday against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, as various transport services in the Karnataka capital are expected to be affected.

KSRTC and BMTC services are likely to be affected on September 26 as Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Staff and Workers’ Federation and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation extended their support to the ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ call.

“More than 195 talukas of the state are facing drought due to lack of rainfall. All reservoirs in the state do not have sufficient water for consumption. The rainfall forecast is also not promising. In this situation, Karnataka “It is not possible to allow 5000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu. Several political parties, pro-Kannada organizations and others across the state have already joined the struggle for justice,” the KSRTC Staff and Workers’ Federation said in a statement on Saturday. said in the statement.

The KSRTC union has appealed to the employees not to ply any buses in the city on September 26 from 6 am to 6 pm.

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Ola, Uber Drivers and Owners Association have also supported the bandh and announced that services will not be available in the city on Tuesday.

The Union of Private Schools, and the Hotel and Restaurant Association have also said they will support a ‘shutdown’.

Another state-wide agitation has also been planned on September 29.

Bengaluru Police is on high alert and taking all appropriate precautions to avoid any untoward incident.

The Karnataka bandh was announced on Monday, September 29, days after Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti, an umbrella organization of farmers’ associations and other organizations led by farmer leader Koroburu Shantha Kumar called for Tuesday’s Bengaluru bandh. by Kannada activist Vittal Nagaraj under the banner of

The ruling Congress has urged the Supreme Court to give the Karnataka case a “stronger” presentation and has assured that it will not let down the planned agitation over the inter-state river dispute.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said his government would not tone down the protests, but stressed the importance of maintaining peace.

A farmers’ association in Tamil Nadu has urged the state government to take appropriate steps through the Center to ban Tuesday’s protest in Bengaluru.

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