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20 Feb 2020 | 11:19 AM UTC

India: Public transport workers strike in Bangalore (Karnataka state) February 20

Public transport workers strike in Bangalore (Karnataka state) February 20; no public transportation disruptions reported

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Event

Thousands of state transport undertakings (STU) employees held a strike in Bangalore (Karnataka state) on Thursday, February 20, to demand that they be recognized as government employees. Several participants also reportedly gathered in Freedom Park to stage a sit-in and hunger strike. According to local sources, bus services were unaffected by the strike.

Further strike action and associated transportation disruptions are possible in Bangalore and Karnataka state over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Karnataka state are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate public transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.