How Karnataka Bandh Will Affect Normal Life:
The Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river dispute has been called from 6 AM to 6 PM.
As a precautionary measure, private schools and colleges have declared a holiday on January 25. The Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka has announced that all schools affiliated to it will be shut because of the state-wide bandh.
In Bengaluru, most of the private schools and government offices are likely to remain shut.
Petrol bunks, hospitals and chemists' shops across will be operational across the state.
Autos will not operate on Karnataka bandh day but taxi services like Ola and Uber will ply.
Public transport services will function without any hindrance. The officials of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said they would run the public buses.
The Bengaluru Metro will also be fully operational on the day of Karnataka bandh.
Banglore University has postponed all exams scheduled for January 25. Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has postponed the post graduate examinations scheduled on Thursday to February 5.
Security has been heightened across the state. In Bengaluru, 15,000 police personnel will be on duty to keep the peace.
In view of the Karnataka Bandh, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, "The situation should remain peaceful during the bandh. It is the government's duty to maintain law and order."