Kolkata: The IT hub of the City, Salt Lake witnessed regular crowd of passengers in the bandh morning. Bus services is also remained normal. Large police contingent have been deployed at the area to prevent any untoward incident. However, commuters of the IT city has told other things to the Kolkata 24X7.
Normal life is largely not affected in West Bengal owing to the nationwide strike by Congress and Left brigade against the central government’s economic policies and many more issues. The life of the city is remained normal.
On the other hand, A chief, of one of the IT company said, “Today’s attendance rate is same as off other day. Many of our workers came to the office from districts. All of them have reached the office today in time. The bandh has not affected our presence.”
The shops of the area are also open today. A snack shop owner said, “the sell of goods are good today. I was worried after hearing the news of bandh. This shop is only one way for my income. I do not support Bandh in any way.
Not only that, Soma Bose, an information technology worker from Howrah, said, “I do not support the bandh but I support the issues fully. I reached the office today within 10 am like other days and there was no problem in getting transports on the road.”
24-year-old information technology worker Rajesh Singh said, “In the name of Bandh, people had panicked earlier, but now the situations has changed, our generation does not support the bandh. My house is in Tollygunge. There was no problem getting the vehicles to reach the office.”
The Bharat bandh called by Congress and the call for a 12-hour strike by the Left parties in protest against the rising prices of petroleum products had little impact in Kolkata on Monday. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has made it clear that they will oppose the bandh but will hit the streets in protest over the same issue.
Public life and vehicular movement in Kolkata and most of the districts are normal on Monday morning. Like other day, public life also remained normal in Salt Lake City.
Reporting By- Soyeta Bhattacharya
Edited By- Piku Mukherjee