In pics: Transport strike has little effect in Bengaluru, buses & auto-rickshaws wait for passengers

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Bengaluru, April 30: Life was normal in the IT hub on Thursday, even as a transport unions called a strike against the proposed road transport and safety bill. [Why the transport strike was called on April 30: Explained]

Buses and auto-rickshaws plied across the city even though there were less number of commuters compared to other weekdays. The reason might be the decision taken by various firms to ask their employees to avoid hassles of commuting and work from home.

Oneindia spoke to a few auto-rickshaw drivers waiting for passengers on the roads. "The strike has no effect. But since many decided not to come out expecting trouble of commuting, we are not getting much passengers.

Empty or nearly-empty uses were also seen waiting at the bus-stops at peak hours.

Transport strike has little effect in Bengaluru

Vehicles queue up at the Silk Board Junction traffic signal on Thursday, April 30, when a transport strike was called.

Transport has little effect in Bengaluru

Auto-rickshaws ply in front of the BDA Complex in Jayanagar 4th Block on the day of strike.

Less commuters on a strike day

A near-empty public bus near Jayadeva Circle in Bengaluru on Thursday, April 30, the day of the strike.

Transport strike has little effect in Bengaluru

Buses and auto-rickshaws at BTM Layout crossing on Thursday, April 30, when an all-India strike was called by transport unions.

Transport strike has little effect in Bengaluru

An auto-rickshaw driver waits for passengers in Jayanagar in Bengaluru on the day of strike.

Strike hits Bengal

Trinamool cadre ride motorcycles in the heart of Kolkata on Thursday, April 30, on the day of the strike called by the Left and BJP.

Strike effect in Bengal

A news channel in Kolkata shows various areas of the city wearing a deserted look on Thursday, April 30.

The scene was different in the state of West Bengal where besides the transport strike, a bandh was also called by opposition parties like the Left and the BJP against the ruling Trinamool Congress's alleged indulgence in violence during the recent municipal elections. [Mamata govt says exams must be held on strike day; candidates in a soup]

Though the transport strike had a mixed effect, clashes were reported from the state while several common people were left stranded at the airport and railway stations because of unavailability of transport.

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