The bandh has been called to protest against the Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery river.The bandh will be effective from 6 am to 6 pm.
Kannada Okkuta, headed by Vatal Najrag has called for a 12-hour bandh and this has been supported by auto drivers and truck unions as well.
All offices and shops are expected to be shut except medical stores [Bengaluru bandh: Commuters beware, plan your transport for April 18]
Dr. Rajkumar Fan's Association President S.R Govindu, actor Nenapirali Prem, Karnataka Rakashana Vedike President Praveen Shetty, Lowry association president Shanmughappa, KSRTC workers Union President Anantha Subbarao have extended their support to the bandh.
BWSSB workers may cut water supply on Saturday for six hours.