Bengaluru, Sept 26: Normal life took a hit in Karnataka on Saturday, Sept 26 due to the Karnataka Bandh called by several pro-Kannada outfits demanding implementation of Kalasa-Banduri canal project, over which the state government has locked horns with Goa.
The 12-hour bandh was in effect from early morning. Many transport unions supported the bandh. BMTC buses were not plying in Bengaluru.
However taxi aggregators such as Ola were functioning as normal. Autorickshaws were also seen plying but they were charging double the normal fare.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained closed even as protests were held in many parts of the city. Here are a few pictures :
Transport takes a hit in the city
Buses were off the roads on Saturday due to the bandh.
Bus stations wore a deserted look
Many transport unions supported the Karnataka Bandh due to which there were no buses plying on the road.
Protests erupt in the city
There were some incidents of protests reported in the city even though the police remained vigilant.
Protestors take to the roads
Several groups were seen raising slogans and protesting in view of the bandh.
Normal life takes a hit on a Saturday
Several educational institutions remained closed due to the bandh.
Men in Khaki remain alert in the city
There were many police officials deployed in different parts of the city to ensure that the bandh was peaceful and no untoward incident takes place.
Protestors raise slogans
Protestors were seen in many parts of the city raising slogans. The 120hour bandh was effective from 6 am to 6pm.