The bandh observed on Sunday seeking the government to upgrade Hagaribommanahalli into a district headquarter was mostly total.
Business establishments were shut down, while buses were off roads. A procession was taken out to submit a memorandum to tahsildar in this regard.
MLA Bheema Naik said that he would soon meet Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for a discussion on the demand.
"Let Ballari district not be divided if Hagaribommanahalli can't be upgraded as a district," he said.