Flix Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 05:30
Several pro-Kannada organisations have called for a 12-hour state-wide bandh on Saturday as a protest against Tamil Nadu's opposition to construst a dam for the Mekedatu Drinking Water project. The bandh seems to have brought Bengaluru to a standstill and transportation services have been hit hard, with private taxis, autos and buses staying off the roads. In addition to that, government offices, petrol pumps, theatres and malls will also remain closed. However, metro rail, medical shops, ambulances, fire services, and hospitals will be functional today. While some seem to enjoy the quiet that the bandh has brought with it, several others are complaining about the incovenience that it has caused them. There are also those who are confused regarding the status of bandh in different parts of the city. The Bengaluru City Police's official handle has been tweeting updates about the situation across the city and has also been responding to queries from anxious citizens. Here is what some Twitter users had to say about the bandh.   #KarnatakaBandh Wonderful to walk along near empty roads/footpaths. What joy!! Like the old Bangalore. — ME (@lotusprings) April 18, 2015 A complete off day in Bangalore !!! n a holiday !!! #KarnatakaBandh — ❤virat❤RCB❤ (@imashritha) April 18, 2015 Shitman, why cant people strike on weekdays? Everybody wins. #KarnatakaBandh — ஜோஸ் பிரசாந்த் (@thejoesus) April 18, 2015 I support the people of Karnataka. This is a fight for drinking water #KarnatakaBandh — S ! D D (@sidhaji) April 18, 2015 Last saturday, all bars and pubs closed down in Ulsoor, Indira Nagar.. This saturday #KarnatakaBandh .. Why Bangalore Why?! — Mayur DG (@MayurDG) April 18, 2015 Please support #KarnatakaBandh over Cauvery water issue today.. Don't add water to your whisky drink it neat.. — ʂąɬɧყąŋ ƈɧųɠɧ (@chughsatyan) April 18, 2015 #KarnatakaBandh i hope this doesnt affect the udupi hotels in Bandra. — Maaya Sarabhai (@MaayaSarabhai) April 18, 2015 So actually we are protesting against Tamil Nadu for protesting. Hmmm. #KarnatakaBandh — Drogon's Wings... (@Gaddadaari) April 18, 2015 A standstill #Karnataka to protest against #TamilNadu is like self-flagellation. Creating one problem to protest at another? #KarnatakaBandh — Σριηαρσηα (@SriharshaTweets) April 18, 2015 Why are we wasting so much money on #KarnatakaBandh. Ordinary people suffer the most in strikes. Its time to wake up. — Achal Gautam (@achalgautam) April 18, 2015 And the sad part of the bandh is the revenue loss for businesses, BMTC & government ! ! :( #KarnatakaBandh — Manasa Ilango (@ManasaIlango) April 18, 2015
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