Kolkata: The all-India transport strike called by the Left has hugely put an impact in Kolkata and several places across the State on Tuesday.The strike paralyzed the normal life of the school,college and office goers.Several districts where it affected are Durgapur, Howrah, Barrackpore and Haldia.The strike has put the commuters more in trouble whose only means of transport is bus.
The Left has called an all-India transport strike today. The Left threatens to come out on the road with its ten-point demands; from bus price hike to the poor condition of tea estate workers. The all-India coordination committee of the party has announced this earlier.
Reports suggest that Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has also supported this road transport strike. However, the West Bengal state government has claimed that it will make sure the strike isn’t a success and to that end, it would run more buses throughout the city.On the other hand, CITU President Shyamal Chakraborty said, “People will support our cause. We don’t intend to hamper daily life but those working in the unorganised sectors will be affected; they don’t an option of using some other mode of transport.” Though CITU leaders are claiming that the strike would impact the daily life by hampering the traffic, any Left-sponsored strike hasn’t really been a success lately. In Kolkata itself, CITU has organised five rallies