Bengaluru, April 18: The 12-hour bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits protesting Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across River Cauvery received a huge response in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts. [Karnataka bandh: Explained]
Karnataka Transport Minister R Ramalinga Reddy said the transportation will be back to normal from 3 pm onwards. Shopping malls and shopping complexes will be opened from 4 pm onwards. [Bandh effect in Bengaluru in pics]
Places like Hyderabad Karnataka and Mangaluru, however, did not see much support for the bandh. Commuters had a tough time reaching their destination.
In Bengaluru, transport system was thrown out of gear as buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis remained off the roads. Hotels and petrol bunks also remained closed.