Kochi

BJP hartal evokes mixed response in Ernakulam

Despite the BJP's call for hartal, heavy rush was seen for the Mohanlal-starrer Odiyan, which hit cinemas on December 14, 2018. A Scene from Kavitha cineme house on MG Road in Ernakulam.

Despite the BJP's call for hartal, heavy rush was seen for the Mohanlal-starrer Odiyan, which hit cinemas on December 14, 2018. A Scene from Kavitha cineme house on MG Road in Ernakulam.   | Photo Credit: Thulasi Kakkat

The BJP took out a protest march from the Town Hall to High Court Junction that ended with a ‘namajapa’ session.

The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by BJP threw normal life out of gear in Ernakulam district.

Shops and establishments and educational institutions remained closed. Public transport except for sporadic State transport services stayed off the road though private vehicles were out in large numbers.

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has operated around 25 services, including 20 services to Pampa from Ernakulam South railway station, till 11.30 a.m.

The BJP took out a protest march from the Town Hall to High Court Junction that ended with a ‘namajapa’ session.

Transport facilities in police convoy were arranged from Palarivattom for IT employees bound for Infopark at Kakkanad while the police and ‘Say No To Hartal’ volunteers organised conveyance for passengers reaching railway stations.

Cinema halls screening the movie ‘Odiyan’, a Mohanlal-starrer that hit the cinemas on Friday, were exempted from the hartal and shows, including those for fans, started as early as 4.30 a.m.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 7, 2020 4:19:01 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/bjp-hartal-evokes-mixed-response-in-ernakulam/article25741143.ece

Next Story