Karnataka releases Cauvery water to TN
10,000 cusecs of water was released late Tuesday night from the Krishnaraja Sagar dam. There is tight security around dam site.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike will stage a rail roko at Belagavi railway station on Wednesday at 11.30 a.m., and farmers are planning a massive strike near the KRS site.
“Despite severe distress and hardship, we will release water to Tamil Nadu as directed by the Supreme Court. With heavy heart, we have to follow the apex court’s directive though it is very difficult in the prevailing distress situation,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had told reporters after a meeting of floor leaders of both Houses of the State Legislature, and MPs from Karnataka.
The outflow quantum may be increased by evening. Protests are continuing across Mandya. KSRTC has suspended services on Wednesday too.
In view of continuing protests in Mandya, KSRTC has diverted buses plying between Mysuru and Bengaluru via the Malavalli-Kanakapura road.
KSRTC officials in Mysuru said they were operating bus services on a limited fleet as the buses had not reached Mysuru from Ramanagaram and Mandya.
Meanwhile, Mysuru district police has imposed prohibitory orders around Kabini reservoir near here in view of the planned protest by farmers.
Kabini Hitharakshana Horata Samithi led by Kurubur Shanthakumar is planning to lay siege to the reservoir on Wednesday.