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Two-day Bharat Bandh hits normal life in Mysuru

Mysuru, January 8:- The two-day nationwide general strike, which began at 6 am today, has disrupted normal life of the citizens as transport, bank and other services have been affected in several cities including Mysuru.

KSRTC suburban bus services were operating on Tuesday morning with only a few passengers. City bus services have been reportedly suspended fearing attacks on buses by the miscreants. Schools and colleges have been closed as per the directives of Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar.

The Mysuru KSRTC Bus Station on Mother Teresa Road (BN Road) and the KSRTC City Bus Terminal wore a deserted look despite suburban bus services being operational. Train services in the South Western Railway were normal, but the number of travelling passengers has come down. The hospitals – government and private were functioning normally. Adequate police security has been provided in and around Mysuru City.

All the Post Offices in the city are closed following the bandh call given by trade unions.

The bandh has evoked mixed response from the people across the state.

The bandh has been called by 10 trade unions across the country against the alleged “anti-labour policies of Modi government”. Workers from the power, steel, auto and financial services sector are participating in the event.’

Ten trade unions who have jointly called for the nationwide general strike are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA. The trade unions have supports of almost all major independent federations of central employees, state employees and the employees of banks, insurance, telecom, and other service sectors representing the workers and employees of all the industries and services including transport services, both in organised and unorganised sectors. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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