48-Hour Bharat Bandh From 6 Am Tomorrow

Jan 8, 2019

Mysuru:  Commuting in Mysuru is likely to be a daunting task tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday in the wake of a two-day nationwide protest (Bharat Bandh). Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) service, autorickshaws, taxi services and Banking services are likely to be affected. The strike will be effective from Jan.8 at 6 am to  Jan.9 till 6 pm.

According to reports, buses and autos will stay off roads, aggravating problems for hundreds of daily commuters.

The two-day strike has been called by ten major Trade Unions in protest against the Narendra Modi Government’s alleged anti-labour policies.

KSRTC and private autorickshaws will not operate and Banking services are likely to be affected as All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India have extended their support to the bandh. As Banks will be closed for two days, Banks are depositing large amount of cash in ATMs. While Banking staff have decided to join street protests for two days, officers will stay put inside Banks and offices.

KSRTC, has, however, not made the official announcement of staying off the roads but has conveniently said that they will decide on the operations depending on the situation.

Even autorickshaws and taxi unions have not confirmed that they will be off the roads.  

Reports from Bengaluru say that D. Shashi Kumar of Karnataka Association of Management for unaided schools has announced a two-day holiday for all private schools in Karnataka keeping the safety of school children in mind during the bandh. However, there is no official confirmation or communication either from the District Administration or Education Department.

Source: Star of Mysore