Mumbai: Life is Mumbai returned to normal after Shiv Sena party chief Bal Thackeray’s cremation on Sunday. Suburban trains and buses ran as usual on the city’s roads and so did taxis and auto-rickshaws.
Members of Zaveri Bazaar traders association shuttered their shops as a mark of respect to Thackeray, but most offices, markets, restaurants and other businesses were open. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member and spokesman Sanjay Raut told television stations on Sunday that his party had not given any call for a state shutdown on Monday.
Ashes of Thackeray were collected on Monday morning by his son Uddhav, Shiv Sena’s executive president, and grandson Aditya. The urns containing Thackeray’s ashes will be kept in the party’s offices across the city.