There is no official holiday for schools and classes in view of the KSRTC and BMTC employees’ strike on Thursday. “The situation is still very unstable. It does not look like the strike will have such widespread impact.
But this certainly does not warrant classes getting suspended,” S R Umashankar, Commissioner of Public Instruction told Express. Assuring that the BMTC buses operating chartered services to various schools are not likely to be impacted, K R Srinivas, Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said that only 30 per cent of the buses are likely to stay off roads.
“We are expecting problems only from the West Division. Alerts have been sounded to the drivers who will be working that they can use diversions or alternate routes , ” said Srinivas.
He added that subsequent measures could be taken only depending on the situation on Thursday morning. No official communication has been given by the Department of Higher Education to colleges about an official holiday.
BU counselling on
Meanwhile, the Bangalore University (BU) will go ahead with its admission process for postgraduate courses under Faculty of Commerce (MCom/ MFA / MTA / MIB) scheduled today and will continue without any change as scheduled earlier at Academic Staff College, Central College