Educational and commercial institutions remained closed across Karnataka Tuesday in light of the nation-wide Bharat bandh. While Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses remained off the roads, few Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses were seen plying. Private buses, autos, taxis and the metro services were available for commuters, but were reportedly charging higher fares.
In Mumbai, the Bharat bandh coincides with a strike being held by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees. Some 3,200 buses remained non-operational across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai today. The two-day Bharat bandh, which began today, was called by trade unions to protest policies for workers adopted by the Centre.