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.
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
Area near Vidhana Soudha wears a deserted look