Bandh against release of Cauvery water
The district-wide bandh called by Mandya District Raitha Hithrakshana Samithi and other organisations received very good responce today with the entire town and district shut down for the day as a mark of protest against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, in accordance with the recent Supreme Court order, followed by another order by the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC).
KSRTC buses plying to and from Mandya had gone off the roads since Thursday. Today, private buses and other modes of public transport, too, joined the stir.
Holidays for educational institutions, which was earlier declared for two days (Thursday and Friday), was extended to today, too, as a precautionary measure in the wake of the bandh.
Traffic movement on the Mysore-Bangalore road was completely stopped by the farmers who blocked the highway on the town's outskirts.
The alternative route between Mysore and Bangalore, passing through Malavalli was also blocked. However, trains between the two cities ran as usual.
Section 144 of the CrPC at the KRS dam area has been extended till Monday. Tight security has been provided at the area.
No untoward incident was reported during the bandh, Police said.