Pics: Bandh effect in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, April 18: Normal life in Bengaluru was hit on Saturday after pro-Kannada outfits called for a 12-hour bandh across Karnataka to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across inter-state river Cauvery, which is the lifeline in these parts. [Karnataka bandh: Explained]

Buses and auto-rickshaws went off the roads and shops were shut on Saturday and the streets of the IT capital worse deserted looks. [Karnataka bandh: Commuters left in the lurch as buses, auto-rickshaws support shutdown]

The bandh had a huge response in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts.

Here are pictures taken across Bengaluru on the strike day

Karnataka bandh effect in Bengaluru

Roads wore deserted looks as pro-Kannada outfits called for 12-hour bandh to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across River Cauvery.

Karnataka bandh effect in Bengaluru

A major street in Bengaluru is completely deserted on the bandh day.

Karnataka bandh effect in Bengaluru

A shut commercial complex in Bengaluru on the bandh day.

Karnataka bandh effect in Bengaluru

Shopping complexes on a major road in the IT capital on a bandh day.

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