Karnataka releases water to TN: Avoid B'luru-Mysuru highway, Hosur road today
Bengaluru, Sept 7: Traffic on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway is expected to be hit for a second day due to the Cauvery Water issue.
Protests started early on Wednesday morning after Karnataka released water to Tamil Nadu in accordance with Supreme Court's order.
The all party meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah decided that water would be released to Tamil Nadu. He had said that the Supreme Court's order cannot be violated.
Buses between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will not ply even on Wednesday. On Tuesday, there was a major pile up of traffic after vehicles from Tamil Nadu were stopped at the Hosur border. Buses from Karnataka too suspended services to Tamil Nadu.
The police have issued an advisory to avoid travel in areas that are marked by protests. Although police deployment is heavy, it would be advisable to avoid travel on Hosur road and also the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.
The police have said that those wishing to travel to these places must take alternate routes. Meanwhile, police deployment in Mandya continues to be high.
Around Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, the Rapid Action Force was pressed into service. Heavy security has also been deployed around the reservoirs. KRS dam and Brindavan Gardens will be closed for public for another three days.