Railway employees strike left thousands stranded at Bengaluru

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Bengaluru: Trains in and out of Bengaluru city station came to a sudden halt at the tracks, after the railway employees went on a flesh strike and switched of operations and control system on Wednesday.

At least 8,000 passengers were stranded at the City station as the strike brought 35 incoming and outgoing trains to a halt.

There was no movement of trains at the City station between 6.20pm and 8.15pm. Train movement resumed around 8.30pm – after the railway ministry intervened. All stations in Bengaluru, including Yeshwantpur, Cantonment, Whitefield, Kengeri and KR Puram, were affected.
The strike, which followed a protest at the City station at 5pm in solidarity with an arrested employee, got support from all staff under the division. Ticket counters were closed.

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