Pathetic roads force traders to observe bundh

Agitators take out tamate chaluvali on main streets

Members of various traders’ association supported by public staged a protest by observing a day-long bundh urging to begin the road works on the Bagur road in the town on Tuesday.

A shamiana was erected on the road in the morning and town municipal former president C T Ashok Kumar, T S Prakash and others staged a hunger stir at the premises.

As the road was blocked the vehicles plying on the road were diverted and all the shops and business establishments had voluntarily downed their shutters till 4.30 pm, supporting the bundh.

The agitators forcibly closed the shops in the other areas of the town.

But the shops on B M Road, Mysore road, bus stand road and others opened after the procession passed the route.

There was no impact on the schools, colleges, bank and government offices as it was open and working on the day as usual.

The agitators took out a ‘tamate chaluvali’ on the Bagur road and by the time the procession reached the K R Circle tahsildar B N Varaprasad Reddy arrived at the spot to pacify the crowd. But the protesters vent their ire and raised slogans. They criticised the negligence of the officials and alleged that the officials arrive on the spot only when there is trouble, and are not interested to discuss the issue with the people. Failing to convince the traders the tahsildar had to return.

The protesters raised slogans against the taluk administration, town municipal council all along the route. They even tried to forcibly enter the town municipal office but the police thwarted their attempts. However, the protest continued on Bagur road.

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