Bengaluru: The ongoing violent protests in Sabarimala by Ayyappa devotees against state administration for playing with 'Hindu' tradition and allowing women into Ayyappa temple impacted Karnataka as well. The bus services from Karnataka took a hit as services were stopped due to stone pelting. KSRTC reported a loss of 10.16 lakh

According to KSRTC officials, 92 buses from Bengaluru, Hassan, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Chikkamagaluru needed to be stopped. "In the morning a window pane of a bus was damaged near Kasaragod. Following this incident, KSRTC had to stop its services resulting in a huge loss," said an official.

However, after the situation calmed down, the services resumed. According to officials, the bus to Thiruvananthapuram from Bengaluru left at 5pm.