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Bandh affects public transport, banking services in many states

As the two-day strike called by All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the joint forum of central trade unions, began, protests were held in many states, banking services were affected and public transport was thrown out of gear.

Bharat BandhActivists of Left trade unions shout slogans as they block railway tracks at a station in support of the two-day Bharat Bandh called to protest against the Centre's policies allegedly affecting farmers and workers, in Bhubaneswar (PTI)

Life was affected in parts of the country on Monday as thousands of workers took part in a nationwide strike called by trade unions to protest against the Union government’s policies.

As the two-day strike called by All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the joint forum of central trade unions, began, protests were held in many states, banking services were affected and public transport was thrown out of gear.

Essential services, however, remained largely unaffected.

In some parts of Kerala, miscreants allegedly assaulted those who turned up at offices and even attacked private vehicles.

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In West Bengal, transport services were hit as protesters blocked roads and halted trains.

In Haryana, government employees held a protest in Faridabad even as trade unions said public transport was affected in many districts.

In Maharashtra, banking services were hit as cash replenishment at ATMs was not immediately available.
In a statement, the AITUC said: “There is a bandh-like situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Haryana and Jharkhand.”

(With PTI inputs)

First published on: 28-03-2022 at 09:30:47 pm
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