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On September 26, there will be a bandh in Bengaluru. Here is a list of what will be open and closed, including taxis, hospitals, and schools.

By Sep 25, 2023

On September 26, there was a bandh in Bengaluru to protest the Karnataka government’s decision to provide Tamil Nadu access to the Cauvery River.

Tamil Nadu was given Cauvery water by the Karnataka government, which sparked a Bengaluru Bandh on September 26 in protest.

The Karnataka government’s decision to give Tamil Nadu access to Cauvery water has prompted tomorrow’s (September 26) Bengaluru Bandh protest.

According to Times Now, the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) recommended that the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) advise Karnataka to continue releasing 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for a further 15 days.

The Cauvery Water Regulation Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for September 26. The Karnataka cabinet had said that a decision about water sharing with Tamil Nadu would be taken at that time. For a bandh (shutdown) in Bengaluru on September 26 to protest the Karnataka government’s decision, pro-Kannada organizations and farmer associations joined forces. A decision regarding the Karnataka bandh will be made in a meeting that is set for today, according to HT. They are also intending to conduct it on the same day.

The president of the Karnataka Water Conservation Committee, Kurubur Shanthakumar, issued the bandh call. On September 26 (Tuesday), he made the Bengaluru bandh announcement. While Vatal Nagaraj, a pro-Kannada activist, independently called for a bandh on September 25. After a discussion, they resolved to issue a final statement on September 25, but Shanthakumar insisted that the bandh should take place on September 26.

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Shanthakumar urged the film chamber, IT firms, schools, and universities to declare a holiday in favor of the bandh. Additionally, he urged that a special assembly session be called by the state administration to discuss the Cauvery water problem. On September 26, at 11 a.m., a protest march is planned from Town Hall to Mysuru Bank Circle. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supported the bandh as well.

Taxi Services

The bandh will be observed on Tuesday in support of the protest, according to Tanveer Pasha, president of the Ola Uber Drivers’ and Owners’ Association, who also proclaimed their support for the bandh. In terms of land, language, and water, he declared that there would be no compromise. We support the bandh with no reservations.


Airport taxi services may suffer, although Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) would continue to provide regular Namma Metro services.


Government offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other essential services will all remain open.

The bandh has also received the support of the government-run Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which will also stop operating.


The Kannada film industry has expressed support for the bandh, and it is anticipated that movie theaters in the city will remain closed.


Restaurants have expressed moral support for the bandh, but because they provide critical services, they will be open on Tuesday, according to Times Now.

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