Bengaluru, April 18: The Bengaluru City Police on Saturday assured citizens who had important commitments during the day but were worried to go out because of the 12-hour bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits that it was okay to travel. The police also said on Twitter that anybody facing any trouble could dial 100 for assistance. [Transportation will be normal from 3 pm onwards, says minister]
Slow moving traffic from cauvery theater jn towards city due protest march pic.twitter.com/3NQLyWKBjv— BTP (@blrcitytraffic) April 18, 2015
Situation in the city is peaceful till now. Any clarification reg this can be got from Control Room (100 and 103) and our SM channels.— M N Reddi, IPS (@CPBlr) April 18, 2015
Elaborate police deployment done in view of bandh call today. Anyone facin any problem may kindly infrm police control room on 100..— DCP Central Sandeep (@dcpcentralbcp) April 18, 2015
The police also kept on updating the people about the situation by posting pictures on Twitter. They said the situation was peaceful till noon and advised people to contact the control room and log on to the social media channels for the updates. [Karnataka bandh: Explained]
Adequate police personnel were deployed to take care of the situation. A policeman called Alok Kumar was also seen helping challenged people at Majestic Bus Stand to reach home.
The bandh was called to protest Tamil Nadu's objection to Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery River.