Several pro-Kannada organisations called for a 'Karnataka Bandh' on January 25, 2018 towards the on-going inter-state Mahadayi river water dispute with Goa, which is expected to affect normal life across the state. However, Kalaburagi district seems to be unafected with it. Several shops were opened and buses were running as usual.
However, the bandh call evokes good response in Dharwad. The city wears a deserted look as buses remain off the roads and business establishments are closed.
In Belagavi, the bandh has limited impact. Schools declared holidays in only four of 11 taluks. Other schools, colleges, offices and shops are open. Buses are plying. NWKRTC has stopped buses to Goa, as a precautionary measure.
While Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are expected to run, as usual, autos or cabs might not be available today as their unions have supported the shutdown for a day. Catch live updates on Karnataka Bandh here.