Bandh call evokes good response in Belur

The bandh call given by various organisations evoked good response in Belur on Thursday. As the public extended support to the bandh voluntarily, the bandh was total with all schools and colleges were closed.

Though government offices and banks were open in the morning, protestors forced them to down shutters.

Earlier, the agitators blocked the road at Basaveshwara Circle in the town and urged the authorities concerned to visit the spot and receive the memorandum.

Leaders of the organisations, who spoke on the occasion, said, the government should declare Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased and Rs three lakh to the injured in the recent KSRTC bus mishap at Vishnukere.

Other demands put forth by them are: Development of two lane roads at Belur,
Sakleshpur, Gendehalli and Moodigere route; repairing of streets and main roads at Belur town, widening of roads near lakes and erecting of crash guards.

Assistant Commissioner Sri Vidya, SP Rashmi, Chikmagalur KSRTC divisional controller Vasu and others visited the spot and received the memorandum. Sri Vidya assured that the matter will be brought to the notice of the deputy commissioner after collecting information from departments concerned. Vasu said, already six buses have been introduced on the route and additional two buses would be added to the service.

ZP member B D Chandregowda, former ZP member C S Prakash and others were present.

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