The Cauvery river issue has Tamil Nadu politics on the boil.
The opposition called bandh in Tamil Nadu quite elaborately disrupted the public life in the state.
The opposition has been demanding that formation of the Cauvery Management Board.
The protests are being targeted at the central government for its failure to form the Cauvery Management Board.
The bandh has hit public transport as buses were off roads and shops and hotels remained shut.
The main opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) along with Congress and the Communist parties have called for the bandh.
The apex court on February 16, directed the Centre to set up the authority to control the issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu within six weeks.
Taking the cue from the Jallikattu protest which shook the city last year, even though it was concentrated in the Marina Beach, the government has beefed up security in locations like Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach to avoid any such situation.