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Business News/ News / India/  Bengaluru bandh Highlights: Strike called off following Karnataka govt's intervention
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Bengaluru bandh Highlights: Strike called off following Karnataka govt's intervention

Bengaluru bandh LIVE Updates: The Private vehicle owners called for Bengaluru Bandh in order to oppose the Shakti scheme, which is one of the five guarantees of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah government. The private transport operators have said that the scheme eats into their profit.

Bengaluru bandh LIVE Updates: The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Association has called a bandh today i.e. on 11 September.Premium
Bengaluru bandh LIVE Updates: The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Association has called a bandh today i.e. on 11 September.

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Association has called a bandh today i.e. on 11 September. The Bengaluru Bandh began on Sunday Midnight and will continue till Monday midnight. According to media reports, some private schools in the city have declared a holiday on Monday. The Private vehicle owners called for Bengaluru Bandh in order to oppose the Shakti scheme, which is one of the five guarantees of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah government. The private transport operators say that the scheme eats into their profit.

Catch all LIVE updates on Bengaluru Bandh here

11 Sep 2023, 08:05:12 PM IST

Bengaluru Bandh called off

The federation of private transport associations have called off the ‘Bangalore Bandh’ after Karnataka government assured to fulfil their promises. From the morning, the private transport system was halted as cabs, taxis and other private buses stopped operating across the IT capital.

11 Sep 2023, 04:02:41 PM IST

'Impossible demands of private transporters' cannot be met', says CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said some of the demands by private transporters', who are observing bandh today by staying off roads, are "impossible demands" and cannot be met.

The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Associations has called for a 'bandh' today, following which lakhs of private vehicles including autos, taxis, maxi cabs, goods vehicles and corporate buses have stayed off the roads, making commuting difficult for school students and office-goers, among others, who depend on them.

"In a democracy, we cannot put restrictions on bandhs and protests. They are the essence of democracy but they should be held peacefully that's all," Siddaramaiah said in response to a question on private transporters’ bandh in Bengaluru.

11 Sep 2023, 02:26:05 PM IST

Netizen say ‘had most pleasant driving experience’ because of Bengaluru Bandh 

Bengaluru Bandh Updates: The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Association has called a bandh today i.e. on 11 September. With transport affected, some netizens feel driving was pleasant on roads as there was no uncessary traffic. Another user wrote, “I would urge them to go on indefinite bandh, cuz bengaluru streets were never such enjoyable as it is now"

11 Sep 2023, 02:19:28 PM IST

About 10 lakh vehicles off-road today amid Bandh

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: As per media reports, about 10 lakh vehicles are off-road including cabs, taxis, buses amid private transport strike today.

11 Sep 2023, 02:07:56 PM IST

'Transport Minister having dialogue with Union' Eshwar Khandre shares update

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: On 'Bengaluru Bandh' called by the Private Transport Association against the Karnataka government's Shakti Programme, State Minister Eshwar Khandre said, "Transport Minister is having a dialogue with the Union...I hope they will understand all the issues and it will be resolved immediately..," as quoted by ANI.

11 Sep 2023, 02:03:42 PM IST

Bengaluru Police issues helpline number 

11 Sep 2023, 01:54:55 PM IST

Adequate security arrangements have made across the city as precautionary measure

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: While speaking to news agency PTI, Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananda said that adequate security arrangements have been made across the city as a precautionary measure to tackle any untoward incident.

"All our officials including senior officers are on patrolling and we have also used sufficient number of tracking forces at all the strategic locations. We have also spoken to the associations who are participating in the strike. They would be assembling at Freedom Park where the protest will be held," he said.

"Whoever wants to stay away from the road can stay off but they cannot force anybody to stay off the road. We have given instructions and if anyone indulges in any kind of mischief, we will take strong action," he added.

11 Sep 2023, 01:35:24 PM IST

'Inequality and bias in distribution of government facilities has created anarchy' says HD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Speaking about the Bengaluru Bandh today, HD Kumaraswamy in a post on X wrote, “The severity of the 'side effect' of state INC Karnataka government guarantees is hitting the people. Inequality and bias in distribution of government facilities has created anarchy. As a result of the unscientific, half-baked 'Shakti' project, the private traffic system has been destroyed today"
“Those who used to drive cabs and autos after losing their debts have become homeless. They are in a situation where it is impossible to carry on daily life. Also, the government has ruined the private bus network which is providing good service as much as the government transport. It has made the lives of many people without guarantee"

11 Sep 2023, 01:33:32 PM IST

Anil Kumble takes BMTC bus ride from airport amid Bengaluru bandh

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Amid private transport trike in Bengaluru, former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble took the BMTC bus on his way back to home from Bengaluru airport. In a post on X, he wrote, “BMTC trip back home today from the airport."

11 Sep 2023, 12:50:28 PM IST

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy speaks about Bengaluru Bandh called by Private Transport Association

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: State Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy says, "The Union is demanding 1,000 crores as compensation...Some issues are in the High Court and Supreme Court...Things which I can solve, I have taken actions on that..."

11 Sep 2023, 12:32:26 PM IST

Miscreants damage cab in Bengaluru. Watch

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: A video posted by the Outer Ring Road companies association showed few miscreants attacked a yellow number number plate cab.

11 Sep 2023, 12:02:10 PM IST

BMTC will run more bus trips and services

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will run more bus trips and services in the city and also to Kempegowda International Airport today to mitigate the inconvenience caused to the public by the bandh.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy had recently said that the government was open to talks with the federation and is also making preparations to ensure that the inconvenience to the public is minimised.

11 Sep 2023, 11:58:05 AM IST

Bandh in Bengaluru today

11 Sep 2023, 11:54:36 AM IST

Private transport unions in Bengaluru hold a strike in Bengaluru| WATCH

11 Sep 2023, 11:38:56 AM IST

Private transporters' observe bandh in Bengaluru, security beefed up

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Security has been beefed up across the city in view of a day-long 'bandh' called by the Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Associations on Monday to press for their various demands with the police warning strict action against those indulging in any kind of mischief.

Owing to bandh, lakhs of private vehicles including autos, taxis, maxi cabs, goods vehicles and corporate buses would stay off the roads, officials of the Federation said.

The Federation comprises a total of 32 private transport associations, and most of the private transport services are unlikely to be available till Monday midnight. (PTI)

11 Sep 2023, 11:22:37 AM IST

Watch: Members of Karnataka Transport Union stage protest against Shakti Scheme in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Association has called a bandh today i.e. on 11 September. The Private vehicle owners called for Bengaluru Bandh in order to oppose the Shakti scheme, which is one of the five guarantees of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah government. The private transport operators have said that the scheme eats into their profit.

11 Sep 2023, 10:49:05 AM IST

What will remain open today

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Emergency service vehicles, such as ambulances and pharmaceutical transport, essential goods carriers, and daily essential transportation services will remain operational without interruption. Public transport services, including BMTC buses and metro trains, will operate without disruptions. Private-based transport services, such as airport taxis, Ola, Uber, other cab services, autorickshaws, and private buses, will not be available on September 11, as reported by HT.

11 Sep 2023, 10:48:42 AM IST

Reasons for 'Bandh’ in Bengaluru today

Bengaluru Bandh Updates: The federation has declared a bandh with several demands, including a call for the prohibition of bike taxis. They are also urging the government to extend the Shakti scheme, which provides free bus rides to women on state-run transport buses, to private buses as well. Since the implementation of the Shakti scheme, private players in the transport industry have complained about its adverse impact on their operations

11 Sep 2023, 10:43:09 AM IST

'Any kind of stone pelting…' Bengaluru police stern warning to protestors 

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Bengaluru police have warned the protesters against any disrupting activities during the bandh. “Any kind of stone pelting, disruptions and street fights will lead to FIR registrtaions. The protesters are supposed to do bandh peacefully. The police force is deployed across the city and we are monitoring everything. As of now, no major incident reported," said Bengaluru police as quoted by HT.

11 Sep 2023, 09:40:26 AM IST

Here's what will be open and what will be closed today from schools, private transport to BMTC buses

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: The Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Associations in Bengaluru announced a 'bandh' scheduled to start from midnight of September 10 and continue until midnight of September 11.
See here what will remain open and what will be closed today

11 Sep 2023, 09:05:24 AM IST

What is Karnataka govt's Shakti Scheme which has led to bandh in Bengaluru

The Private vehicle owners called for Bengaluru Bandh in order to oppose the Shakti scheme, which is one of the five guarantees of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah government. The Sakti Scheme allows women domiciled in Karnataka to travel for free on non-premium buses plying within the state. Women wouldn't need smart cards for several more months to travel for free on government buses in Karnataka.

The private transporters have claimed that they have been negatively impacted by the Shakti scheme and that the state government has not fulfilled their demands despite repeated discussions. About 7 to10 lakh vehicles including autos, taxis, airport taxis, maxi cabs, goods vehicles, school vehicles, also stage carriages, contract carriages and corporate buses, will go off the roads today, S Nataraj Sharma, president of the federation said.

11 Sep 2023, 09:04:09 AM IST

Transport Unions to hold protest march on THIS route today

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Federation office bearers have said that they have organised a protest march from Sangolli Rayanna circle to Freedom Park in the city as part of the bandh.

11 Sep 2023, 08:44:00 AM IST

Vistara airline issues advisory on 'Bengaluru Bandh' on Sept 11

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Vistara airline on Sunday adviced its customers travelling from Bengaluru tomorrow to allow more time for their journey to the airport as the private transport associations have called a bandh. "Due to the 'Bengaluru Bandh' on September 11, 2023, private transport might be disrupted. Customers travelling from Bangalore are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport," Vistara posted on social media platform X.

11 Sep 2023, 08:32:28 AM IST

BMTC will run more bus trips and services in the city

Bengaluru Bandh Updates: The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will run more bus trips and services in the city and also to Kempegowda International Airport on Monday to mitigate the inconvenience caused to the public by the bandh. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy had recently said that the government was open to talks with the federation and is also making preparations to ensure that the inconvenience to the public is minimised.

11 Sep 2023, 08:25:52 AM IST

‘Have right to do so…’: Karnataka Transport Minister on private transport strike

Bengaluru Bandh Updates: After private vehicle owners and drivers called for a strike in Bengaluru, Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Sunday said that they have the right to do so. He assured that Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses have been arranged to avoid any inconvenience to the public.

"We have arranged BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses for school-going children, office-going people and for those who're going to hospitals. BMTC has arranged around 500 extra buses. Nothing will happen. They (private transport) are going for a strike, let them, they have the right to do so," Reddy said as quoted by ANI

11 Sep 2023, 08:17:28 AM IST

Bengaluru Traffic police issues advisory for ‘Bandh’ today

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Bengaluru traffic police has issued a traffic advisory for the public to plan accordingly after Karnataka State Private Vehicles Owner Association’s call for ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ on Monday. As per the advisory, the police have asked the public to avoid KG Road, Sheshadri Road, GT Road and roads around Freedom Park and Majestic Bus stand.

11 Sep 2023, 08:16:16 AM IST

Bengaluru airport issues advisory for passengers

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Amid the private transport strike, The Bengaluru airport has issued advisory for passengers. The airport has asked its passengers to plan their travel to and from the airport accordingly as due to the strike there might be disruption in operation of taxis, maxi cabs, private buses, and auto rickshaws.

11 Sep 2023, 08:12:36 AM IST

Will schools remain closed today?

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: As private maxi cabs are one of the main modes of transport for several school children, some schools in the city have declared a holiday on Monday to avoid inconvenience to students, official sources said as reported by PTI.

11 Sep 2023, 08:10:06 AM IST

Which private transport services included in the strike?

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: Lakhs of private vehicles including autos, taxis, maxi cabs, goods vehicles and corporate buses will stay off the road today. Bengaluru residents should note that airport cabs, cab aggregators and private cab service providers for corporate offices are also set to participate in the strike.

11 Sep 2023, 08:06:21 AM IST

Why have the transport unions called strike?

Bengaluru Bandh LIVE Updates: The Private vehicle owners called for Bengaluru Bandh in order to oppose the Shakti scheme, which is one of the five guarantees of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah government. The private transport operators say that the scheme eats into their profit.

11 Sep 2023, 08:03:20 AM IST

Karnataka's transport unions call for strike, govt on alert

In Karnataka, private transportation has called for a one-day strike ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ today, September 11, Monday against the state government's Shakti scheme which offers free travel facilities to women on non-premium government buses. However, the Karnataka Transport Department has made arrangements in order to tackle the Bandh called by the private bus, taxi, and auto unions, said Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy. Read more here

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