With Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) resuming operations on a regular scale and most of the auto rickshaws hitting the road, commuters heaved a sigh of relief.
BMTC and KSRTC operations, besides autorickshaw services were hit to a certain extent on Wednesday.
A bus driver belonging to the state-owned transport corporation claimed that the employees union had called the employees to participate in the strike on wednesday and return to work on Thursday. This brought a relief to most out station commuters.
However, Sharvan G.S., a commuter who came to the City from Doddaballapur, said that bus services were still marginally hit in other districts.
Meanwhile, a majority of autorickshaw drivers who had supported the strike on Wednesday, were seen hitting the roads on Thursday.
“Not too many autos have decided to participate in the strike today. We will unnecessarily lose out on a days income,” said Harish C., an auto driver.
A large number of autorickshaws were found lined up at the pre-paid auto service centre outside the Bangalore City Railway station.
Also, Government schools and many private schools opened on Thursday. Only, private schools that declared two days holiday remained closed on Thursday.
In most parts of the city, shops and business establishments too opened on Thursday.
Traffic density on city roads, which appeared thin on Wednesday, too was normal on Thursday.