Mangaluru, Nov 14, 2015: While the eateries in Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada district remained closed during the Friday bandh, police action in getting even the Nandini Milk Booths closed didn’t go down well with the people.
Milk booths across the city were forcibly closed by the police who appeared not ready to take any chances. Many people were forced to get drinking water and energy drinks from pharmacies that remained open.While eateries in Mangaluru / Dakshina Kannada district remained closed during the Nov 13, Friday bandh, police action in even the Nandini Milk Booths to close angered the people.
Eateries inside the KSRTC bus terminal too remained closed even as bus crew were talking about availability of food from the backdoors. At the same time, a few enterprising people brought food in vans and sold the same to hungry people at the KSRTC terminal. Elsewhere in the city, only a few motorcycles and cars were seen plying on the roads.
The tradition of coastal temples serving free lunch came to the rescue of harried public, who did not get food at eateries. Long queues were seen in many temples, including the Kadri Manjunatha temple, Mangaladevi temple, Mahalingeshwara temple in Pandeshwara, Kadri Gokarnatheshwara temple in Kudroli in Mangaluru and similar other temples.
A private firm executive and a resident of Jeppu whose family has gone on vacation, said he had his breakfast at the Central Railway Station canteen and lunch at Mangaladevi Temple.
Many people who decided to spend time in Malls were a harried lot to see them closed after coming a long way, many people from Kasargod dist in Kerala who came to a Forum mall saw only it’s closed gates.