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Bengaluru to be paralysed, yet again; Karnataka bandh likely on Sept 26


Bengaluru, Sept 22: Normal life in Karnataka and in its capital city Bengaluru may be affected once again on Saturday, Sept 26. The state may observe bandh.

This time Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha and other pro-Kannada organisations reiterated their demand over Kalasa-Banduri project by Goa and Maharashthra.

[Bengaluru: Now, Karnataka bandh on Sept 26 gets political mileage]

Bandh (File Photo)

More than 900 pro-Kannada outfits in Karnataka reportedly extended their support to the bandh to express their outrage against the delay in implementing the project.

The project is expected to cater to the drinking water requirement of the people of Hubbali-Gadag region.

According to sources, supporters of the bandh have been planning to stop all vehicles from Karnataka to Goa on Sept 26.

However, police officials claimed that they have not received any official confirmation regarding the bandh on Sept 26. Statement from police commissioner's office read, "We are yet to receive any information from the higher officials regarding the bandh."

Meanwhile, bus services will depend on the situation, said BMTC official. However, sources from KSRTC office informed that transport services to North Karnataka will be reviewed after analysing scene there.

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