Bengaluru, April 18: Kolar and Chickballapur districts of Karnataka saw a complete shutdown during the dawn-to-dusk strike called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's objection to Mekedatu water project across the Cauvery River, key for both the state's social and economic well-being. [Karnataka bandh: Explained]
Transportation of vegetables to Bengalurue were affected because of the strike and business at the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee didn't take place. Banks, schools, colleges and offices remained shut. [Pics: Effect of Karnataka bandh in Bengaluru]
Public and private buses remained off the roads. [Why North Karnataka not much interested in Karnataka bandh]
The effect of the shutdown was also felt in Bengaluru where buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis kept off duty. The police in the IT capital monitored the law and order situation and ensured that the day passed by peacefully.