Schools, banks and other sectors are expected to remain shut while some associations and government institutions are yet to take a decision on expressing solidarity with the bandh call. With many schools still in their summer vacation, the bandh is not likely to affect the education sector much. The Karnataka State Open University has, however, postponed their exams scheduled for May 31st. [Read: Friends, foes unite for Bharat Bandh]
State BJP spokesperson S Prakash has been quoted as saying, “The party is supporting the bandh. We have requested the citizens to cooperate. By tomorrow, we will get a fair picture of industries and institutions participating in the bandh.” [Read: Petrol hike fury: Bharat bandh on May 31 to affect normalcy]
Buses are expected to ply as usual with KSRTC Managing Director N Manjunatha Prasad commenting, “We plan to operate normal services on May 31. We have requested adequate security.” On a possible law and order breakdown, MP Prabhu Das, chief traffic manager (operations) of BMTC said, “If stone-throwing, violence or any untoward incident are reported, we will be forced to suspend services.”
The petrol bunks will operate in spite of the bharat bandh with Lokesh Krishna, secretary, Bangalore Petroleum Dealers’ Association confirming the same. He stated that they will be forced to shut down in case of violence.