Normal life is likely to be hit tomorrow, April 18 including transport in the city after pro-Kannada organisations called for a state-wide bandh to protest against Tamil Nadu's opposition to construct a dam at Mekedatu in Ramanagaram district [Bengaluru: Pro-Kannada organisations call for state-wide bandh on April 18]
While many pro-Kannada groups have backed the bandh, autorickshaw and taxi services in the city have also extended their support to the same. According to reports, officials at the KSRTC have said that they would run a skeletal service but would decide on the operations after assessing the situation.
BMTC officials too said that they would ply less number of buses on Saturday, April 18.
Meanwhile, people who will be travelling in and outside the city and are depending on the taxi services would be advised to call the taxi services in advance to confirm their ride. Only a few taxi organisations have extended their support to the bandh.
Taxi services are likely to run emergency services that will ply to the airport. The bandh will be effective from 6am to 6 pm.
Since taxi services didn't confirm their support to the bandh, many worried commuters were seen tweeting their concerns:
@Olacabs Hi! Will your cabs ply in Bangalore, on Saturday (18th April) if there is a bandh?— Hariprasad Kulkarni (@The_Kulk) April 16, 2015
@Uber_BLR Is Uber going to be affected by the Bangalore Bandh tomorrow? Please say no!— Vivek Vaidya™ (@thevivekvaidya) April 17, 2015