Bengaluru: Strike may disrupt auto, cab services today | Bengaluru News – Times of India
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BENGALURU: The nationwide general strike on Thursday against the Centre’s policies is unlikely to disrupt bus and Metro services in the city but autorickshaws and cabs may not ply as some unions have decided to take part.
Banking services are likely to be hit as the All-India Bank Employees’ Association has decided to join the protest.
Metro to run as usual
Services of all state-run transport corporations — BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC — may not be affected as the major trade union, AITUC-backed KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation, is not participating but only extending moral support. Namma Metro will operate as usual between 7am and 9pm.
Tanveer Pasha, a cab union leader, said most driver associations have decided to stage a protest between 6am and 6pm. However, some unions say they are not in a position to participate as their revenue has already been affected by Covid-19.
At least 10 central trade unions have called for a general strike seeking various demands. Some have decided to stage demonstrations in places like Town Hall and Freedom Park.