State buses are not operating. Schools and hotels are closed.

Images Karnataka bandh brings life in Bengaluru to a halt
news Karnataka bandh Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:06

With Karnataka observing a near-total bandh on Saturday, life in Bengaluru, as in several other parts of the state, has come to a halt. 

Roads are empty, buses and most auto-rickshaws are not plying, while medical stores are open. Petrol stations are open at some places. Ola and Uber taxis are mostly down. 

Read more here: Karnataka bandh: Here’s what is (not) happening in Bengaluru on Saturday

The bandh has been called over the verdict of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal’s interim order against releasing water to Karnataka.

Here are some pictures from across the city. 

A petrol pump in HSR Layout

Commuters at the Majestic bus stand; the auto they approached refused to take them to their destination

Madiwala Market

Area near Vidhana Soudha wears a deserted look

Read: 

Here is why Karnataka is witnessing a bandh

Explainer: Why Karnataka has called a bandh over the Mahadayi verdict

Karnataka bandh: Here’s what is (not) happening in Bengaluru on Saturday

Kalasa-Banduri project: On social media, people vent decades-old anger over political apathy

Mahadayi water dispute: Women in Dharwad villages allege police barged into homes to beat them up

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