Cauvery verdict: Bus services halted, security improved

Feb 16 2018 12:12 PM
Cauvery verdict: Bus services halted, security improved

Hosur (Tamil Nadu) [India] February 16: The verdict to be declared on decades-old Cauvery water dispute, bus services between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been curtailed as per precautionary measures.Commuters in Tamil Nadu's Hosur told that the number of buses plying to Karnataka has been decreased in the wake of the verdict today.

Moreover, the Tamil Nadu farmers association stated that efforts were made by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to speak to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on the issue but received no response.

Talking to ANI, PR Pandian, member of the farmers association said, "Tamil Nadu Chief Minister tried to speak to Karnataka Chief Minister on the issue but Siddaramaiah did not respond to it. No due water has been released to Tamil Nadu because of which crops in 5,000 acres of land are dying".

He also said that justice should be done.Meanwhile, in Karnataka's Mandya, protests are being held by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.Security has been more toughened in Karnataka's Bengaluru.15,000 police personnel and personnel of the Karnataka State Reserved Police and other forces would be deployed.Tamil Nadu has deployed hundreds of police personnel across Chennai city and towns bordering Karnataka.


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