On bandh day; early morning in Bengaluru, a few shops, autos, cabs operating
Bengaluru, July 30: In the early morning hours of bandh day, around 6 am-7.30 am; shops, milk vans auto-rickshaws and a few buses started business. However, in all probability services will stop after 9 pm.
In major localities of Bengaluru, like Majestic, Jayanagar, Town Hall, Shivajinagar, Shantinagar and others, auto rickshaws have started operation hoping early morning business.
Ramesh, a rickshaw driver told OneIndia "we are giving services in the morning. But we will stop after 9 or 10 am." He said in major areas like Majestic and Shivajinagar, rickshaws and a few buses are plying. One stone-pelting incident will end the services, he observed.
Milk agencies have opened in the morning. A milk-van driver said, so far all vans are functioning normally. "I don't think protestors will stop milk vans but have to see what would be the situation in the afternoon hours.
Shops in the major area too opened with the aim of making some business. In all likelihood, shops will shut after 9 or 10 am. A shopkeeper at Majestic, over the phone said, "I have opened my shop in the morning. But depending on the situation, I will close after 9 or 10 am."
Ola and Uber cabs too giving services. But the number of cabs are very less. A cab driver said he will take booking till 10 pm.
Massive police forces have been deployed across the city as the situation after 9 am could be tensed. Many protestors will hit the streets after 9 am. In Town Hall itself many police personnel are keeping high vigil.