Strike Day 1 successful, Goa Bandh on Wed

गोंयांत आनी देशभरांतय संप जालो येसस्वी; बँको, केंद्र सरकारच्यो कचेऱ्यो दवरिल्ल्यो बंद

08 Jan 2019 07:54 PM

The two-day nationwide strike has begun. The general strike was quite successful on Tuesday.

All the main central government establishments as well as nationalised banks were closed, besides some local industries.

And Wednesday is Goa Bandh. No private buses, rickshaws and motorcycle pilots. 

Only Kadamba buses and taxis.

The impact of general strike was seen in many cities as well as industrial estates.

Besides nationalised banks, central government establishments like post offices and BSNL workers were also on strike.

To protest against the price rise, unemployment and several other issues of livelihood, thousands of workers gathered at Azad Maidan in Panaji.

In the South Goa capital of Madgao, pharmacies were also closed besides banks and post offices.

The pharmacists joined the strike to protest against the online sale of drugs.

The state machinery has geared up to face Goa Bandh on Wednesday.

The daily commuters would be mainly hit because there would no private buses, rikshaws and motorcycle pilots on the road.

The Kadamba Transport Corporation is pressing more buses into service on several routes.

Congress has also supported Goa Bandh.

Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Clinton Dsouza | Camera: Yeshwant Parab | Editing: Jaidatt Dessai

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