Bengaluru schools to remain closed tomorrow i.e on September 11 as Karnataka private transport association calls for state wise bandh as they failed to meet their demands. Some schools where transport facilities in the city depend on private vehicles have declared a holiday.
Bengaluru: Many schools in Bengaluru will remain closed as the Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Associations has called for a strike on September 11 as the transport department has failed to meet their demands. Some schools where transport facilities in the city depend on private vehicles have declared holiday. The union has said that vehicles of more than five thousand private schools will be involved in the strike.
According to sources, a major transport strike will be observed in Bengaluru on Monday, September 11, with private transporters including auto-rickshaw, taxi and school-bus operators set to join the strike. The strike has been called by the Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Associations, which has 32 member unions.
Students and parents are advised to visit their respective schools for confirmation as some schools have declared holidays, especially in the Central Business District area, causing confusion among parents. The effect is more likely for those who use private transport instead of government transport.
As per the Private Transport Associations, the transportation facilities will be stopped from midnight on Sunday. The union has requested to maintain the same situation till Monday midnight. It has been planned to take out a massive march into the city. The union has also requested the drivers from other districts of the state to participate in the protest and procession
As transport association calls for strike that includes airport cabs also, so passengers traveling to and from the Kempegowda International Airport are likely to be affected. Cab aggregators including Ola and Uber as well as private cabs for IT-BT companies and other offices may also participate in the strike.