Kerala

Hartal near-total in Alappuzha district

Shops and commercial establishments remain shut, buses keep off the road

The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the BJP was near-total and peaceful in the district. The police said no untoward incident had been reported in the district.

However, the hartal affected normal life in the district with several shops and commercial establishments remaining shut. KSRTC and private buses stayed off the road.

Hardship to pilgrims

The shutdown caused hardship to Sabarimala pilgrims arriving at Chengannur. The tourism sector was affected owing to fewer arrivals. Attendance at government offices in the district was considerably low.

In Alappuzha town, private vehicles plied.

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Printable version | Mar 29, 2020 3:38:42 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/hartal-near-total-in-alappuzha-district/article25746090.ece

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