Erode/Coimbatore: After a gap of almost a month, buses and lorries from Tamil Nadu resumed services to neighbouring Karnataka, which witnessed violence in the wake of the Supreme Court order over release of Cauvery water.
Private buses and those of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) plied from Sathyamangalam (in Erode district), Tirupur and Coimbatore to Mysuru via Chamrajnagar from this afternoon, police said.
In Nilgiris district, about 100 lorries crossed into Karnataka from Kakkanalla checkpost, they said.
A few lorries with Karnataka registration numbers besides cars and other vehicles were provided police escort up to the border, in Pulinjure.
However, as a precautionary measure, buses with Tamil Nadu registration are being operated till the Karnataka border with police security.
Movement of vehicles resumed after talks were held between representatives of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu police and Transport authorities.
On September 12, protests over the raging Cauvery water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu turned violent with incidents of attacks on buses, trucks and hotels.