Bengaluru

Strike hits bus services, hospitals in city

The day-long nationwide strike called by trade unions today affected normal life in the city. Around 15 Volvo buses and BMTC buses were damaged in stone pelting incidents following which bus services were withdrawn completely. Stray incidents of stone pelting were reported in many parts of the city including Mysore road, Whitefield, K.R. Puram, Hoskote, and Adugodi. Bus depots like Majestic and Shanti Nagar wore a deserted look.

Though most schools in the city have declared a holiday, a few including Jnanakshi School in Rajarajeshwari Nagar conducted classes.

Fewer patients

Patient inflow at hospitals has been very low. Many doctors and paramedical staff did not turn up for duty. In Bowring Hospital, student nurses were being deployed. This coupled with the resident doctors' strike has crippled health services in BMCRI-affiliated hospitals.

Protestors had heated arguments with the police when they tried to stop a few private vehicles in K.R. Puram . They shouted slogans and even hurled abuses at the moving vehicles. The police warned the protestors and asked them not to harass those driving private vehicles.

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