Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (MS)
Mangaluru/Udupi, Sep 29: Chances of response in twin districts of coastal region to the Karnataka Bandh call given by various organizations in protest against releasing of Cavery river water to Tamil Nadu on September 29 is very slim.
Most of the organizations in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have expressed only moral support to the bandh. The government, private buses, taxi and auto-rickshaws will run as usual. As no one has asked to close hotels and shops, they will also be open as usual. No holiday is declared to schools and colleges.
Azeez Partipadi, president of Dakshina Kannada bus owners’ association said that they also want the welfare of the farmers of the state. However, due to bandh, the daily life of commoners will be affected. Hence, all the buses will run as usual.
Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy, president of Dakshina Kannada hotel owners’ association, said, “We are concerned about the depleting water level in Netravati as it will affect our business.”
Irodi Sahanasheela Pai, president of Udupi district merchants’ association said that they will close the establishments only if there is external pressure.