Bharat bandh likely to affect Mysuru district

Bharat bandh likely to affect Mysuru district

Normal life is likely to be affected in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday as various organisations have decided to extend support to nationwide strike called by Central trade unions.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are likely to stay off the road for two days and the employees of the Postal department, have decided to stage a protest in the city.

In a press conference here, Sundaraiah, secretary of Postal Department Joint Action Committee, Mysuru Division, said, nearly 1,500 postal employees, from 65 post offices, will take part in the strike to be held near Head Post Office in Lashkar Mohalla. Later in the day, a protest march will be taken out from the Town Hall, he said.

National Association of Postal Employees state unit president C R Deenabandhu said, the government should effectively implement the ‘Old Pension Scheme’ and must take measures to fill all the vacant posts in the department.

Former MLA, also the president of Mysore Industries Association Vasu has appealed to the industrial establishments and the employees to extend support to the strike.

He also urged the management of business establishments to declare holidays for two days.

Exam postponed

The Karnataka State Dr Gangubhai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University have postponed examinations that were scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday.

No support

A few organisations have decided not to support the nationwide strike.

Mysuru Hotel Owners Association, Private Bus Owners Association have decided not to participate in the strike.

Hotel Owners Association president C Narayanagowda said that a large number of tourists visit the city every day and are totally dependent on hotels and lodges. “We will not close our business as it affects the tourists. The hotels procure vegetables directly from the farmers and they will be affected if the hotels observed strike, he said.

Private bus owners have also decided to run the buses as the KSRTC is supporting the protest.

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