Bandh to condemn 'apathy' in NH repairs

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Udupi, Oct 24 (UNI) 'Save National Highway-17 Committee' today gave a 24-hour NH-17 bandh call in protest against alleged apathy by the Union Ministry of Surface Transport to repair the highways passing through the district in Karnataka.

Announcing the bandh at a press conference here, Committee Convener B Govindraj Hegde said essential services would be exempted from the bandh, to be observed on October 30 from 0700 hrs.

Vehicles would not be allowed to ply from Shiroor on the northern border of the district to Hejamady, the southern border. More than 24 junctions were identified for staging rasta rokho, he added.


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