Bandh supporters block roads, squat on railway tracks in WB
The supporters of the 12-hour bandh called by the NDA to protest the petrol price hike today blocked some roads in some districts of West Bengal and squatted on railway tracks.
Bandh supporters blocked the Howrah bridge, which connects the metropolis to the Howrah district. They also blocked roads at Chapadali more in Barasat, in Bankura district, Budge Budge and some other places, police said.
They also damaged some buses in some places, they said.
However, buses, cars, taxis, trams were running in the metropolis though in less number. Police sources said there was no report of any violence in the city.
Airport sources said there was no cancellation of any flight.
South Eastern Railway sources said all their long distance trains reached Howrah station on time. Metro railway sources said their trains were running normally.
The state government had made elaborate security arrangement for the bandh. The state government had also issued a circular warning government employees against any leave on the bandh day.
"All state government offices will remain open and all government officers and employees should report for duty. Government employees will not be granted any leave on May 31," Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh said in a circular. PTI AKB RG DV 05310943