Cauvery issue: Normal life hit by Karnataka bandh

Bengaluru: Normal life in the city and most parts of the state was affected today by the dawn-to-dusk Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits, to protest against the Supreme Court's direction to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

A few activists of pro-Kannada organisations who tried to enter the departure terminal of the Kempegowda International Airport and the railway station here were stopped and detained by the police.

Transport services have been hit with government buses staying off the roads while auto-rickshaw and cab unions have extended their support to the bandh.

Metro services in the country's IT hub have also been halted.

People who reached the city from distant places and those travelling towards the airport are facing difficulties in reaching their destination with no mode of connectivity.

Educational institutions have declared a holiday today.

Attendance at government offices was comparatively less today as officials had informed that it will not be "compulsory" to work today.