Keralites heading home for Onam stuck

Keralites heading home for Onam stuck

Arson and vandalism in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery water dispute also resulted in disruption of services of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to the two states.

Services from Bengaluru to Kerala via Salem in Tamil Nadu were reportedly cancelled on Monday, affecting plans for thousands of Keralites residing in Bengaluru planning to head home for the Onam festival season. Keralites celebrate Thiruvonam on Wednesday.

Many Keralites who had reserved bus tickets for home were left stranded in the wake of cancellation of the services. Services of private bus operators were also affected. Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that the Karnataka government promised security to bus services operating from Karnataka to destinations in Kerala.

Special train
Instructions are being issued to run a special train from Bengaluru to Thirivananthapuram on Tuesday on the request of the Karnataka, according to a release.

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