Trade unions sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' evokes good impact in South Tamilnadu

Madurai, Tamilnadu - Life remain unaffected in the Southern districts of Tamilnadu, as the nationwide band sponsored by ten Central trade unions in protest against the proposed changes in various labour laws by the Central government have evoked minimal impact, today.

Official sources said the bandh, however evoked partial response in Kanyakumari district. The inter-state bus services between Kanyakumari and Kerala were disrupted, as Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation was plying buses up to Kaliyakavilai, while the Kerala state transport corporation has totally halted bus service to Kanyakumari.

Majority of auto rickshaws off the road in the district. Unidentified miscreants hurled stones on a Kerala State Transport Corporation Bus at Eravipudur near Nagercoil in the wee hours today. The windscreen of the bus was damaged, but however the passengers escaped unhurt.

Similarly, a TNSTC bus going to Marthandam from Madurai was stoned at Eravipudur Kadai, following which the police have stepped up security measures and patrolling in the district. Members of various trade unions staged demonstrations at 12 places and resorted to roadroko stir at six places in Kanyakumari district.

Bus service was partially suspended in Ramanathapuram district since this morning. Police detained about 100 men affiliated to CITU and INTUC, when they attempted to resort to rail rook agitation at Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district. Similarly, police detained several trade union activists for attempting to block train traffic at Rajapalayam and Tiruthangal in Virudhunagar district and in Manapparai in Tiruchirapalli district.

According to reports reaching here, more than 2,000 employees affiliated to All India Defence Employees Federation strike work in Ordinance Factory and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project at Tiruchirapalli. Work was affected, as employees affiliated to various trade unions were observing “stay-in-strike” agitation at Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchirapalli. Banking and Insurance operations were affected due to the bandh

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