Transport strike hits normal life in many states
Normal life was disturbed in several parts of the country as employees of state transport corporations and some private operators went on a 24-hour strike against the proposed Motor Bill, ignoring the Center's appeal to call it off. Kerala, Haryana, Assam and Karantaka were severely hit as buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws went off roads. Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal due to a 12-hour general strike called by opposition parties to protest against alleged violence and malpractices in the just-held civic polls.
In Delhi, strike had a partial impact on normal life. Commuters faced problems in getting transport at railway stations and airports. Supporting the strike, around 25 per cent of Delhi Transport Corporation buses did not operate. (PTI) (30/04/2015)
(Image caption: Employees of State Road Transport Service protest against the upcoming Road Safety Act, in Ahmedabad on Thursday.)