In Karnataka, private transportation services called for a one-day ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ on September 11.
The strike is against the state government’s ‘Shakti’ scheme which offers free travel facilities to women on non-premium government buses.
The Karnataka Transport Department has made arrangements in order to tackle the commuting disruptions due to to the strike being called by the private bus, taxi, and auto unions, said Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy.
Mr Reddy said that the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses have been arranged to avoid any inconvenience to the schoolchildren and office-goers, as per ANI reports.
In total, BMTC has arranged around 500 extra buses. The transport minister also directed the officials to ply more buses near hospitals so that patients do not face any problems.
Some schools in the city have declared a holiday on Monday to avoid inconvenience.
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