Areas in Northern Karnataka are unlikely to be affected by the bandh called by famers's unions and activists protesting the release of Cauvery Water to Tamil Nadu.
In Mandya, the government has already declared a two-day holiday for schools and colleges. There is, however, no decision yet on whether schools and colleges will be closed in Bengaluru. The protests which are intense in Mandya and the nearby areas are likely to spill into Bengaluru in a bid to create more impact.
In Bengaluru, essential services are likely to be hit. Shop owners and other business establishments will likely keep the shutters down as a precautionary measure for the entire day on Sept 9.
The bandh will impact Mandya, Mysuru, Ramnagar, Srirangapatana and Maddur the most. All schools, colleges and establishments will be shut on that day. The farmers's union will also look to make the bandh a total success in Bengaluru as it will have more impact.
Entry and exit points to Tamil Nadu will remain shut and no vehicular movement will be allowed on Sept 9.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has begun services to Tamil Nadu. A few buses were plying to Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. However, services have not resumed yet on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.
No vehicles with Tamil Nadu registration are being allowed into Karnataka.