Kolkata, Sep 10: The Bharat bandh called by Congress and the call for a 12-hour strike by the Left parties in protest against the rising prices of petroleum products hardly impacted West Bengal on Monday.
In Kolkata, the Bharat Bandh is only partially affected. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) had already made it clear that they would oppose the bandh. As Mamata Banarjee's Trinamool Congress is not officially joining the Bharat Bandh, the Bengal Government is ensuring normal operations of traffic and government offices and so buses are plying as normal. But left cadres under the leadership of CPI(M) and Forward Block are protesting on the streets.
Public life and vehicular movement in Kolkata and most of the districts are normal on Monday morning. The two nerve centres of Kolkata and Howrah district-Sealdah and Howrah Stations- witnessed regular crowd of passengers in the morning. Bus services around the two key rail stations are also normal. UNI