Bangalore: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across Karnataka in the wake of Bharat bandh call given by opposition parties against the petrol price hike, police said on Wednesday.
"Security has been beefed up across the state to prevent any untoward situation tomorrow", Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Bipin Gopalakrishna told PTI.
He said Karnataka State Reserve Police would be deployed across various districts to ensure peace.
In the IT capital of Bangalore, 24-hour patrolling and picketing would be on at all important locations and areas housing IT majors, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sunil Kumar said.
He said 35 units of striking forces would be deployed to ensure law and order in the city. Schools and colleges in all districts have declared holiday on Thursday.