BANGALORE: The city is set to come to a standstill on Tuesday as a nationwide bandh involving bank employees, factory workers, insurance companies and the unorganised sector along with several trade union members will be striking work seeking the fulfillment of their long standing demands.
Auto drivers have decided to join the strike. “We have various demands besides fare hike. We are looking for loan dispersal for auto drivers from nationalized banks as well as housing for the community,” said N Manjunath, President of the Adarsha Auto Driver’s Union.
Transport Minister R Ashok, speaking to reporters on Monday, said that BMTC has arranged extra buses at major bus stands so that commuters would not be inconvenienced.