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.
Highlights: Bharat bandh in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Stills from workers'protest in Karnataka
Stills from workers' strike in Mumbai
Women workers protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Tuesday as part of the nationwide strike. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran, 8th January 2018, Mumbai)
Stills from protest in Mumbai
Trade Union joint action committee protested at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Tuesday as part of a nationwide strike. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran, 8th January 2018, Mumbai)
Workers' protest: Stills from Bengaluru
Workers demands include 18,000 minimum wage, pension, social security and among others.
Thousands are on streets in Bangalore to participate in the All India Strike. The demands include that of 18,000 minimum wage, pension, social security and others. pic.twitter.com/9WX58FCjvp— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) January 8, 2019
NCP leader Sachin Ahir urges his party cadre to help people
NCP leader Sachin Ahir urges his party cadre to help people amid the BEST bus' strike in Mumbai.
Requesting all my @MumbaiNCP party cadre to help #Mumbaikars by giving them a ride in their vehicles in the best possible way today. We should try and ease the problems they are facing due to the #BESTStrike.@NCPspeaks @PTI_News— Sachin Ahir (@AhirsachinAhir) January 8, 2019
Trade union strike grips Karnataka
Visuals from Karnataka: Nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions demanding minimum wages, social security schemes and against privatisation of public and government sector
#Karnataka: 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions demanding minimum wages, social security schemes & against privatisation of public and government sector; Visuals from Hubli pic.twitter.com/Gr6so1MwTJ— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2019
Mumbai: Bus services affected at the CSMT due to the indefinite strike by BEST
Bus services affected at the CSMT due to the indefinite strike by BEST.
Mumbai: Bus services affected at the CSMT due to the indefinite strike by BEST(Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply&Transport) over demands of implementation of the merger of the BEST budget with principal budget of the BMC, employee service residences etc. pic.twitter.com/SXlTfiZDeB— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2019