Bangalore Bandh News: Farmers' organisation holds protest over Cauvery water sharing issue, in Freedom Park in Bengaluru (ANI)
Bandh in Bangalore Live Updates: Farmers and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike on Tuesday staged protest against an order by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka got disrupted amid a ‘bandh’ called in Bengaluru. Several buses from Tamil Nadu are being stopped at Zuzuvadi in Krishnagiri district of the state.
Today’s dawn-to-dusk Bengaluru bandh to protest release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is likely to derail normal life as KSRTC buses and autorickshaws will remain off roads. However, all routes of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be operational as usual on Tuesday in view of the bandh called by farmer bodies.
While a holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in the city, several industry and trade bodies and a section of hotels have also said they will remain shut. Namma Metro services are expected to remain operational as usual.
However, IT and tech firms have invoked business continuity plans and many have asked their staff to work from home to ensure their safety and a smooth running of the operations during the strike. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates.
Farmers organisations take out bike rally in Karnataka’s Mandya
Farmers organisations on Tuesday organised a bike rally in Malavalli in Karnataka’s Mandya as part of the ‘bandh’ called by them over the Cauvery water dispute.(PTI)
Bangalore Bandh News: Farmers’ organisation holds protest over Cauvery water sharing issue, in Freedom Park in Bengaluru (ANI)
Bandh in Bengaluru against Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu affects normal life
The Bengaluru bandh called by farmers and Kannada organisations on Tuesday and backed by the BJP and JD(S) in protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu evoked partial response, with most of the public services functioning normally, but fewer people venturing out. ‘Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti,’ an umbrella outfit of farmers’ associations and other organisations led by farmer leader Kuruburu Shanthakumar, has given the call for today’s dawn-to-dusk (6 am to 6 pm) Bengaluru shutdown.
Watch | Farmers in Bengaluru continue their protest over Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu
Cauvery row: Farmer tries to kill self during strike
A farmer in Bengaluru tried to kill himself during a strike called by farmer bodies over Cauvery water sharing issue, on Tuesday. The police present there foiled his suicide bid.
Bangalore Bandh: Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka disrupted
Bus services from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka are disrupted amid a ‘bandh’ called in Bengaluru regarding the Cauvery water issue. Several buses from Tamil Nadu are being stopped at Zuzuvadi in Krishnagiri district of the state. (ANI)
Bangalore Bandh Today: Karnataka Rakshana Vedike members stage protest over the Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu, in Karnataka’s Ramanagara (ANI)
Bengaluru bandh over Cauvery row: BMTC buses to remain operational, auto drivers on strike
All routes of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be operational as usual on Tuesday in view of the bandh called by farmer bodies to protest against an order by Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.The announcement was made by BMTC on X (formerly Twitter).Visuals showed buses with few passengers onboard leaving from the Majestic BMTC Bus stop in the city.Manju, a bus conductor, said, “As bandh has been called, no commuters are seen at Kempegowda bus stop, which is usually one of the busiest bus stops in the state.” (ANI)
We have made adequate bandobast. As per the order of the commissioner, no protest or procession is allowed…traffic is normal
Watch | Bengaluru bandh: Security forces deployed in Whitefield
We support the bandh called by various organisations. When the Cauvery water issue comes, we have a very clear stand that Karnataka will not provide water to anyone. Only night drivers are here, autos will not run today, we will support the bandh
Bangalore Bandh News: ‘No commuters seen at Kempegowda bus stop’
A bus conductor at Majestic BMTC Bus stop in Bengaluru, said “As bandh has been called, no commuters are seen in Kempegowda bus stop which is usually one of the busiest bus stops in the state.” (ANI)
Watch | Less number of passengers seen at Majestic Bus Station in Bengaluru today due to bandh
Benagluru Bandh News: Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stays away from both bandhs
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV)— a pro-Kannada forum led by TA Narayana Gowda — distanced itself from both bandhs. In a statement, Gowda said, “No KRV member will hit the streets to force establishments to shut down their operations.” However, KRV activists said they will take out a rally from Gandhinagar and lay siege to the CM’s official residence.
Bandh in Bangalore: Which are the fora supporting bandh?
Those who are supporting the bandh include Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti, farmers’ outfits, BJP, JD(S), AAP, BBMP Staffers’ Association, KSRTC Federation, Tamil Sangham, FKCCI, KASSIA, BWSSB, BDA Staffers’ Federation, Karnataka and Bengaluru Advocates’ Association, APMC Traders’ Association, Chickpet and KR Market Traders’ Association, Samata Sainik Dal and Private Transporters’ Association.
Bengaluru bandh: Disruption in bus services?
Both BMTC and KSRTC workers’ unions have asked employees not to operate buses. However, transport minister Ramalinga Reddy said, “Operation of buses by BMTC and KSRTC will depend on cooperation of the employees. If they decide to participate in the bandh, there will be disruption in bus services.” But an official statement from BMTC said as per schedule, buses will be operated on Tuesday.Similarly, BMRCL MD Anjum Parwez said, “Metro services will be operated as per schedule. Metro officials will coordinate with police and further decisions will be taken depending on the situation.”
Fight for water: Back-to-back bandh calls spark confusion, stakeholders change tack
Chaos prevailed in the city on Monday with Cauvery agitators calling for two bandhs — one in Bengaluru alone and the other in the whole of Karnataka — this week to protest release of water to Tamil Nadu. Organisers of both made it clear that they will not be associated with the other bandh.While farmers’ outfits and opposition BJP, JD(S) and AAP have backed Tuesday’s Bengaluru bandh, pro-Kannada organisations have called for a Karnataka bandh on Friday. The growing fissures among the protesting groups saw several stakeholders shift their stand throughout the day on participating in the bandhs, leaving Bengalureans muddled.
Bangalore Bandh News: 2 bandhs in a week to cost Karnataka Rs 4,000 crore
Two Cauvery bandhs in a week are likely to bleed Karnataka’s economy no less than Rs 4,000 crore, according to industry bodies. Besides, it may seriously cripple the state’s economy, which is aiming to hit the $1-trillion mark.
Bengaluru Bandh: No buses, autos; Metro ops on – Here’s what’s open and what’s shut today
Cauvery Water Row: Bengaluru bandh set to hit normal life today
Today’s dawn-todusk Bengaluru bandh to protest release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is likely to derail normal life as BMTC and KSRTC buses and autorickshaws will remain off roads. While a holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in the city, several industry and trade bodies and a section of hotels have also said they will remain shut.