A statewide Bandh will be observed in Karnataka on Thursday. Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha, a farmer outfit, has called for bandh demanding that the Centre resolve the Mahadayi water dispute. Many private schools in Bangalore have declared a holiday on Thursday.

Some Schools and colleges have postponed their exams. Not many autorickshaws will ply in the city autodrivers and auto unions are supporting the strike. According to latest update obtained by government authorities, Metro trains and KSRTC, BMTC buses services will be function. However, these services might come to a halt if the police detect any violence on Thursday.

Cab services such as Ola and Uber will operate as usual.

Cops delpoyed

Nearly 8,000 policemen will be deployed across Karnataka. DG and IGP Neelamani N. Raju has warned that strict action will be taken against miscreants who try to harm the public. Suneel Kumar, City Police Commissioner, has also warned that action will be taken against activists who try to incite violence, damage public property, or cause inconvenience to the public.

Despite the bandh, hospitals and pharmacies will remain open on Thursday.

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