A state-wide bandh disrupted life across different parts of Karnataka on Thursday as pro-Kannada outfits demand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the inter-state Mahadayi River water row with Goa.
Protests were held in Attibelle on Thursday by pro-Kannada outfits. But, no effect of bandh has been seen yet in Kalaburagi.
With state-run buses remaining off the road, passengers who had come to the city from outside were stranded at the main bus terminal in Karnataka.
Similar reports have come in from Mysuru, Gadag, Dharwad and Hassan. Autorickshaws and cabs were plying but in lesser numbers. Cab and auto rickshaw drivers said customers were few today as most of the offices have declared holiday
Normal life has been hit as certain public services were paralysed, multiplexes remained shut. Though hotels, restaurants and eateries were opened in some areas, owners said they may have to stop their services depending on the situation as customers are also less.
The pro-Kannada organisations and organisations of farming communities had earlier also called for bandh over the dispute.