Kanyakumari suffered a total shutdown on Monday following a day-long bandh called by BJP condemning the attack on their state executive committee members M R Gandhi.
Except for TASMAC outlets, medical shops and nationalised banks, all other shops in almost all places across the district, including Thuckalay, Marthandam, Kulasekharam, Thiruvattar, Colachel, Kuzhithurai, Kaliyakkvilai, Aralvoimozhy, Thovalai, Boothapandy and Nagercoil, remained closed. TNSTC buses that began running early in the morning were damaged in stone pelting incidents reported in various parts of the district. “From Sunday night to Monday evening, 48 buses attached to the Nagercoil Region of TNSTC were damaged in stone pelting incidents reported at various parts of the district and two drivers were injured in these incidents,” said a TNSTC official. “After 11 am, we started to operate limited number of buses with police protection in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Anjugramam routes. Usually, the collection on Monday would be around `70 to `75 lakh, but due to the strike call today, we could get only 10 per cent of the total revenue,” added the official. The Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil inter-state bus transport was also hit due to the strike.