Bengaluru Bandh Today: Traffic Police Issue Advisory in View of Strike Called by Private Transport Operators, Operations of Taxi, Auto-Rickshaw and Private Buses Likely To Be Affected
Bengaluru, September 11: Bengaluru traffic police has issued a traffic advisory for the public to plan accordingly after Karnataka State Private Vehicles Owner Association’s call for ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ on Monday. “There might be disruption in operation of taxis, maxi cabs, private buses and auto rickshaws. Therefore, all road users are advised to use alternative roads and plan their travel accordingly,” the advisory stated.
As per the advisory, the police have asked the public to avoid KG Road, Sheshadri Road, GT Road and roads around Freedom Park and Majestic Bus stand. “Vehicle coming from RR Junction towards Khodays circle: move towards to Krishna floor mill and proceed towards Malleshwaram. Vehicles coming from Goodshed road proceed towards G T Road via Sangolli Rayanna circle to reach Okalipuram and proceed towards Sujatha Theatre. Bengaluru Bandh on September 11: Private Transporters Calls for Strike; Are Schools, Govt Offices, and Hospitals Running? Know What’s Open and What’s Not
Vehicles coming from Ananda Rao circle should move towards Old JDS office road and reach Sheshadripuram Road. Vehicles coming from Mysuru Bank circle, proceed towards Palace road towards Maharani junction underpass and go towards Basaveshwara circle,” the advisory mentioned. Bengaluru Rains Forecast: Heavy Rainfall To Lash ‘Silicon Valley’ Till September 12, Predicts IMD; Yellow Alert Issued in Eight Karnataka Districts
The strike was declared in protest against the Karnataka government’s Shakti scheme that provides women free travel on non-premium government buses. The private transport operators say that the scheme eats into their profit. The protest is expected to affect the transport service in the city.
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