As Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) and North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) have decided to extend their support for the Bharat Bandh on Friday and keep 23,000 buses off roads in Bangalore, schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow.
Almost all schools and colleges have declared a holiday on Friday in view of the bandh in Bangalore. The city life in Bangalore is likely to be affected with the strike call as all the state-run buses will be off the roads, while many autos affiliated to CITU will be keeping off the roads in tow. However, they will resume after 6 PM in the evening, said CITU activists.
The bandh on Friday, september 2, 2016 has been called by All India Trade Unions Congress (AITUC) and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and H V Anantha Subbarao, general secretary of KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation, said the four state-run transport corporations will be participating in the strike. “With this, 23,000 buses of the four corporations will remain off the road from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday. The buses will resume operation in the evening,” he told media.
In a late development, schools and colleges have declared a holiday tomorrow (Friday, Sept.2, 2016) in view of no transportation facility in Bangalore, which is far from serving by Namma Metro.