No Tranport Woes On Bangla Bandh: WB Govt


Kolkata: The top brass of the state Transport department held an immediate meeting with all transport operators, soon after a 6-hour bandh was called by Left Front on April 13 and assured that the transport services will remain unaffected.

The meeting was held with representatives of all the transport operators and owners’ associations in Paribahan Bhavan at 8 pm on Wednesday.

The operators assured that transport services will remain normal on April 13. The State Transport undertakings will deploy 3,700 buses and there will be special stress to ensure proper service from major transit points.

There will be special monitoring for Howrah Station, Sealdah Station and Kolkata Airport. Moreover, there will be insurance coverage for vehicles in case of damage.

The CPI(M)-led Left Front constituents and their mass organisations called a six-hour Bengal strike for 6 hours on April 13, to protest the alleged largescale violence against the Opposition candidates across the state, since the filing of nomination papers began on April 2 and ended on April 9.

Reacting to the call of Left Front chairman Biman Bose for six hours bandh on April 13, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said there will be no bandh in the state.