Following the bandh, the district administrations of Bengaluru and Mandya declared a holiday for educational institutions in their respective jurisdictions. Holidays have been announced for schools and colleges. Bengaluru City District Deputy Commissioner KA Dayananda informed that a holiday has been declared for all schools and colleges in Bengaluru city. Officials of the Karnataka State Private School Association told news agency PTI that they would give moral support to the bandh. Prohibitory order has been announced in Mandya considering the risk of violence.
Buses are not running services. An official of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation said that although the service is ready, the lack of passengers has affected the service. A private bus association also does not operate the service.
Last day, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy had instructed the officials to ensure bus service. Bandh should be peaceful. The minister also clarified that passengers should not worry about the availability of necessary services. Metros are also less crowded.
Auto-taxi workers are also participating in the strike. The Autorickshaw Drivers Union and Ola Uber Drivers and Owners Association have expressed their support for the bandh. Hotels will be closed. Bengaluru Hotel Association has announced moral support for the strike. Many organizations have allowed the work from home system due to traffic congestion.
Bengaluru Rural District Additional SP Mallikarjun Baladandi said that more than fifty people from various organizations were detained in connection with the bandh. Protests and rallies are not allowed in Bengaluru city. Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananda said the protesters could hold a rally at Freedom Park. Any kind of losses will be recovered from the respective organizations or party.
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