Bus services from here towards Karnataka were today stopped apprehending trouble over the gazette notification of final order of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, officials said.

The buses ply through Chamrajnagar, Mysore and Mandya in Karnataka, where there are protests over the release of water from Krishnarajsagar dam, to Tamil Nadu.

“The buses plying to Karnataka have been stopped from this afternoon, fearing trouble at that end,” officials said.

Police and officials at Kakkanalla checkpost, near the Karnataka border, are advising taxis and car owners, with Tamil Nadu registration, not to venture into Karnataka, as they anticipated trouble following the notification of the final award, sources added.

A report from Krishnagiri said Tamil Nadu buses have stopped plying to Karnataka from there and there were also no buses from Karnataka arriving.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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