Transport bundh affect normal life in Dakshina Kannada

10:22 PM, Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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Mangalore Bundh Mangaluru : The day-long bundh called by trade unions was seen affecting transport and banking operations among other services on Wednesday, September 2.

Canara Bus Operators’ Association, which operates about 4,000 express and service buses in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators’ Association, which operates about 360 city buses within a 22-km. radius in Mangaluru not operated to support the bundh call.

Motor Transport and Engineering Workers’ Union, affiliated to the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and some other trade unions have supported the bandh. The KSRTC staff and workers’ union, Mangaluru, has also supported the bandh. Some autorickshaw unions have also supported the bandh.The CITU has particularly opposed the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015, proposed by the Union government.

Mangalore Bundh The Bill proposes to impose hefty fine and hand out severe punishment to drivers and conductors for minor offences. The government should withdraw the Bill, Trade Unions leader Vasantha Achari said.

Due to lack of transportation, schools and colleges remain closed for the day.

The police have made adequate security measures. Stone pelting incidents were reported in the early morning, stated that a KSRTC bus which had reached the city from Bengaluru was stoned at Nagori while another Mysuru-Udupi bus was stoned at Padil. Three college buses were damaged. A bus employee was injured in the incident.

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