Two-day strike from today

Holiday for schools, colleges, buses, autos may run

A majority of the services will be affected in the city from Wednesday on account of the two-day nation wide strike call given by various trade unions, flaying the hike in prices of essential commodities.

Various bank unions, postal, insurance, RMS organisations, among others have already called for suspension of services for two days in support of the strike call. The said departments witnessed a huge rush on the eve of the beginning of the strike on Tuesday.
While the district administration has declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Wednesday, it will take a call on giving holiday on Thursday only after assessing the situation on the first day of the strike.

Police commissioner K L Sudheer told Deccan Herald, while autorickshaw unions have decided to continue services as usual, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will be taking the decision on continuing with the services, only after assessing the situation. So as petrol bunks and theatres, said representatives of the associations S K Dinesh and M R Rajaram respectively.

Meanwhile, some of the autorickshaw unions have decided to stay off the roads extending support to the strike.

To ensure that the trade unions make it a peaceful strike, police commissioner made an appeal to the top leaders of the trade unions at a meeting held in his office.

As a precautionary measure, a blanket of security cover will be in place with six platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) force, eight of city armed reserve (CAR) police force, 1,000 men and officers, besides home guards on the job. However, offices of Central and state government will be ensured security cover.

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