On September 26, Bengaluru Bandh has been called for and a request has been for educational institutions to remain shut for the day. A holiday has been declared for all schools and colleges in the city..
: A call for Bengaluru Bandh has been made for September 26 by organisations and activists as a mark of protest against the State Government’s stand on releasing 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu; the decision ordered by the Cauvery Water Management Authority. Bengaluru Bandh for Tuesday, September 26 has been called for, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and this day-long strike is expected to disrupt public services including transport and markets. An appeal has been made by the farmers’ organisations and pro-Kannada activists to the schools, colleges, markets and IT companies of the city, to cooperate with their protest and shut down the institutions for a day as a mark of support. Initially, some colleges had confirmed but now an official holiday has been declared for all educational institutions in Bengaluru. Take a look at the schools that will remain shut on Tuesday as part of protest and what’s open and what’s closed during Bengaluru Bandh..
Bengaluru Bandh Today: Schools Closed On Sept 26
As mentioned earlier, a formal, official announcement regarding the closure of schools and colleges in support of the Bengaluru Bandh for September 26 has been made. An official order has been issued by Dayananda K.A, the Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner which reads, ‘As bandh has been declared by various organisations, holiday has been declared for all schools and colleges in Bangalore city in the interest of students.’
Bengaluru Bandh: What’s Open, What’s Closed
There are no changes in the operation of the Namma Metro Services by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
State-Run Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) may be affected; they are yet to decide about their plan and will do so after assessing the law and order situation.
AITUC-backed KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation has decided to actively participate in the Bengaluru Bandh and this means that the bus services will naturally be affected. According to the President of KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation HV Anantha Subba Rao, “We have instructed all employees in Bengaluru to ensure the success of this bandh by not taking any buses out of BMTC depots.”
A section of autorickshaw drivers has declared their full support towards Bengaluru Bandh and have decided to keep off road on Sept 26 but TM Rudhramurthy, General Secretary of Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (ARDU) has said that they morally support the Bandh but are yet to make a decision about whether they will stay off road or not.
Quite a few restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, film theatres, local businesses and industries are also expected to remain shut in solidarity with the Bengaluru Bandh; President of Bruhath Bangalore Hotels Association PC Rao has expressed his support.
It has been confirmed by B Dayananda, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner that all security measures will be taken, officers are on high alert in case of any vandalisation and essential services like hospitals, nursing homes, government offices and medical shops will remain open on September 26, 2023.
Bengaluru Bandh Reason
Supreme Court, on September 21, refused to interfere with the order by Cauvery Water Management Authority to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. On September 22, Karnataka Cabinet gave their nod for the same and decided to release the water to Tamil Nadu till September 26 and also start simultaneously, with their Mekedatu Project which was opposed by TN. Following this decision of the government, there have been several protests in the state; Mandya Bandh also happened on September 23, 2023.
Sep 26, 2023 10:59 AM IST
Group Of Farmers Stage Protest Farmers have been staging protest as part of Bengaluru Bandh https://x.com/PTI_News/status/1706531761587400747?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 10:43 AM IST
Former Karnataka CM Demands Release Of Protestors Former CM Of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy has taken to social media and demanded the release of the protestors who have been detained by the police. https://x.com/hd_kumaraswamy/status/1706516746092577085?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 10:21 AM IST
Police Detains Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samithi Prez Kurubur Shanthakumar, the president of the Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samithi, who made the call for Bandh, has been detained by Bengaluru Police. He was leading a march to Freedom Park and was detained as protests are not allowed.
Sep 26, 2023 10:14 AM IST
Bus Services From Tamil Nadu Towards Karnataka Disrupted Several buses from Tamil Nadu are being stopped at Zuzuvadi in Krishnagiri district of the state. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706517601659314530?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 9:53 AM IST
Hotels, Restaurants To Remain Closed PC Rao, President of the Bengaluru Hotels Association has said that they support the Bandh and therefore hotels and restaurants will remain shut today in the city. (ANI)
Sep 26, 2023 9:45 AM IST
Farmers Continue Protest, WATCH Video Farmers continue protests in Bengaluru, Karnataka; watch video https://x.com/ANI/status/1706510537436406125?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 9:23 AM IST
‘No Protest Or Procession Is Allowed… Traffic Is Normal’ DCP Central Bengaluru Shekar T Tekkannavar has said that the orders of the Police Commissioner are being followed and traffic is normal; no protest or procession is allowed. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706501046171025736?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 9:05 AM IST
Bengaluru Bandh: Security Forces Deployed Security forces have been deployed at the Whitefield area because of the Bengaluru Bandh. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706497645353836855?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 8:43 AM IST
Busiest Bengaluru Bus Stop Empty.. According to a bus conductor, Kempegowda bus stop is one of the busiest bus stops in the city but there are hardly any commuters because of the Bandh. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706487968964485401?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 8:28 AM IST
‘Autos will not run today, we will support the bandh’ Autorickshaw drivers have said that they will support the strike and autos will not run in the city. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706484971740012912?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 8:08 AM IST
Bus Services That Will Function In City While state-run buses are supporting the Bengaluru Bandh, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus services will not be affected by the strike.
Sep 26, 2023 7:50 AM IST
These Airlines Have Issued Advisories Apart from IndiGo, airlines like Akasa Air, SpiceJet and Vistara have also issued advisories for their passengers to reach the airport early and take enough margin to travel because of the Bandh.
Sep 26, 2023 7:24 AM IST
BMTC Routes To Function Normally All routes of the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to remain operational as usual. https://x.com/ANI/status/1706473838308119025?s=20
Sep 26, 2023 7:12 AM IST
BJP To Extend Cooperation In Making Bandh A Success BJP leader B S Yediyurappa said on Monday that the party will support the Bandh and will cooperate in whatever way possible, to make it a success.
Sep 26, 2023 6:44 AM IST
Bengaluru Bandh Today: Who Is Participating? Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said that irrespective of the orders by the Police Commissioner and certain organisations withdrawing support, the Bandh will continue.
Sep 26, 2023 6:15 AM IST
These Organisations Have Withdrawn Support Vatal Nagaraj, a pro-Kannada activist and the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association have withdrawn support from the Bengaluru Bandh today.
Sep 26, 2023 6:01 AM IST
Cabs-Autos To Function Normally During Bandh It has been confirmed that the Ola, Uber Drivers’ and Owners’ Association and the Adarsh Auto and Taxi Drivers’ Union have also withdrawn their support from the Bengaluru Bandh on Tuesday, Sept 26 and will function normally.
Sep 26, 2023 5:40 AM IST
IndiGo Airlines Issue Advisory IndiGo Airlines has issued an advisory to passengers and has asked them to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before domestic and 3.5 hours before international departures https://x.com/IndiGo6E/status/1706352184298967470?s=20
Sep 25, 2023 11:44 PM IST
10K Policemen To Be Deployed In the press conference, the Bengaluru Police Commissioner has also confirmed that a total of 10,000 policemen will be deployed throughout the city
Sep 25, 2023 11:29 PM IST
These Firms Ask Staff To WFH Firms like Walmart and Google have asked their staff to work from home due to the Bengaluru Bandh
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