Bandh call: tech companies to shut down today

Bandh call: tech companies to shut down today

Bandh call: tech companies to shut down today
Companies in Electronics City will shut down on Friday as part of the state-wide bandh over the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. A spokesperson for the Electronics City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) told DH, “None of the companies in the Electronic City would be working tomorrow owing to the bandh.”

IT giant Wipro said that it has declared holiday for its employees in Karnataka on Friday. However, September 10 (Saturday) will be a working day for Wipro offices in the state. Infosys also said that they would not be working tomorrow adding that in lieu of this holiday, September 18 will be a working day.”

Market shutdown
All the major markets in the city including KR Market, Yeshwantpur Market and Kalasipalyam Market will remain closed on Friday.

Tight security
As many as 16,000 police personnel will be on their toes in Bengaluru to prevent untoward incidents on Friday. Speaking at a press conference here on Thursday, Bengaluru Police Commissioner, N S Megharikh, said police personnel had been put on red alert.

They will guard sensitive areas and keep a vigil on anti-social elements. “We warn people not to indulge in any kind of anti-social activity. We have asked pro-Kannada organisations to ensure that the bandh is peaceful,” he said.

The police will also provide security to the Bengaluru offices of Tamil organisations and Chennai-based companies. Hundreds of police personnel have been deployed at the Kempegowda International Airport, besides railway and bus stations. Hospitals and medical care centres will remain open and the police will keep a watch on them, Megharikh added.

With a large Ganesha procession and immersion scheduled for Friday in various parts of the city, the police will monitor them, too. A senior police officer said the government was ready to ask for additional forces from other states, if need be.

“Our priority is to maintain law and order. People indulging in any kind of hooliganism will be dealt with an iron hand. The public are requested to alert the police control room if they come across any untoward incident. The entire city is being watched and policemen in plain clothes will monitor the situation across the city,” the officer said.
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