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. 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.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.