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Transport strike in Kolkata

Discussion in 'Random News' started by abhijit_reddevil, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. abhijit_reddevil

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    Strike leaves Kolkata commuters in the lurch

    Kolkata, Jul 24 (PTI) The metropolis wore a deserted look today as private buses, minibuses and autorickshaw operators went on an indefinite strike after their meeting with the West Bengal government on a high court order banning 15-year-old vehicles in the city failed.

    People were seen waiting for state-run buses to reach their destinations especially to the airport, Howrah and Sealdah railway stations.

    Packed trains and underground metro have been running normally, officials said.

    The government-run ferry service from Howrah station to the ghats on the bank of the Hooghly river was also operating normally.

    Some auto-rickshaws were also seen plying on shorter routes. Cycle-rickshaw pullers were demanding extra money to ferry passengers.

    While the taxis are likely to return on the roads tomorrow, bus and minibus operators have threatened to continue the strike "indefinitely" unless they were financially helped by the state government to phase out the old vehicles

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/191416_Transport-strike-leaves-Kolkata-commuters-in-the-lurch

    http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200907240332.htm

    Our transport minister Subhas Chakraborty is the root of all evil.:x:evil:
     
  2. Ronnie11

    Ronnie11 Judgement Time!!

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    nothing new..there are freaking bandhs almost every week...
     
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