Mangaluru: State-wide bandh called by more than 1,400 organizations over the implementation of Kalasa Banduri project failed failed to evoke response in Dakshina Kannada and Mangaluru on September 26. It was the third Karnataka bandh call given in the last 30 days.
Government offices functioned as usual even as students attended classes. Private and city buses too operated. Commercial activities were normal in Mangaluru. Police had stepped up vigil to ward off any untoward incident during the day.
While long-distance services of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation did not operate, local services towards Dharmasthala, Puttur, Uppinangady etc., remained off the roads till about 10 a.m. thereby inconveniencing passengers.
People of the coastal region are upset with the state government over the implementation of Nethravathi river diversion project.