Mangaluru, May 1: In opposition to the central governments “Road Transport and Safety rules-2015”, On Thursday, bundh call was given across the country by Akhila Bharata Rashtriya Majdur Congress, various transport employees associations and many workers associations. Bundh was successful in Mangaluru while the other parts of Dakshina Kannada district witnessed mixed response.
Buses remained off the roads in Mangaluru city. The bandh was observed between 6 am to 6 pm of Thursday, April 30th. KSRTC, NEKRTC, NWKRTC and BMTC employees associations, various auto drivers associations extended their complete support to this bundh.
The bus commuters suffered due to the bundh and few passengers opted other means of transport to reach their destinations.
The movement of lorries , taxies and other vehicles remained as usual.
What remained as usual?
Hospitals, drug stores, petrol bunk, milk booths, vegetable shops and other daily necessities were available as usual.
In the wake of bundh, Karnataka State CET entrance exams, and Mangalore university exams were postponed.
The university has rescheduled exam dates as below:
BA fourth semester exams: On May 12th
BSc fourth semester exams: On May 6th
BCom fourth semester exams: On May 4th
BA sixth semester exams: On May 5th
BBM third semester exams: On May 8th
BBM sixth semester exams: On May 2nd
Already the schools and colleges are closed on summer vacations; hence students and parents are cool. But the employees of government offices, and private firms who commute by buses suffered as there were no buses and many employees applied leave and remained at home.