The situation continued to be normal in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as no reports of violence has come from any parts of the states. However, the interstate transport through Karnataka border remained at standstill.
The passenger buses are being plied only up to towns bordering Karnataka. Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu including the DMK, CPI and PMK have announced their support to the Friday Bandh called by various traders and farmers associations against Karnataka’s stand on the Cauvery issue and the reported violence unleashed against Tamils and their properties in the neighbouring state.
The district administration has arranged special buses to bring the passengers who disembark at the Karnataka side of the border to Hosur from where they could proceed to their destinations. Curfew was lifted in all the 16 police station limits in Bengaluru yesterday as the city bounced back to normal after widespread violence over the Cauvery water sharing row with neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
The country’s IT capital bustled with activity with transport vehicles and the Metro back in service and commercial establishments, shops, schools and colleges reopening. Traffic resumed after nine days in the Bengaluru – Mysuru highway with no major blockades. Home Minister G. Parameshwar went around the troubled areas in the city and reviewed the situation.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a meeting of legislators elected from the city and discussed the prevailing situation.