A private transport strike in Bengaluru on Monday, September 11, is increasingly likely as a result of a lack of agreement between the Karnataka government and the Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Association. This will likely interfere with many residents’ daily routine commutes to work, the airport, and schools. Auto-rickshaws, taxis and school buses are among the several private transportation services that are anticipated to be affected by the upcoming strike on Monday in Bengaluru.
Although a few schools have declared a holiday in response to the strike, the vast majority have yet to do so. According to reports, several schools in the city decided to give students a day off on September 11 owing to the strike and rescheduling exams. However, there is no formal confirmation of this information. As a result, it is highly advised that parents and students contact their particular schools to find out details about closures and examination postponement.
An email has been issued to parents informing them that schools would be closed on Monday as a result of the private transport associations’ decision to strike, according to a MoneyControl report.
The Associated Managements of English Medium Schools offered their moral support for the cause in a statement to MoneyControl and stated that a holiday has been declared by schools that rely significantly on private school buses and vans. The usage of personal vehicles is frequently impractical owing to clogged roads leading to schools, hence it has been noticed that many students rely on private van services to go to school.
The Federation of Karnataka State Private Transport Association is adamant about continuing the strike while remaining off the roads. This strike has been put together by 32 private transport unions, who have presented a list of 28 demands that include topics like banning bike taxis and private buses. They are also pushing for the Shakti programme, which provides free bus trips to women on RTC buses, to be expanded to include private buses.
The Federation has scheduled a number of marches of private fare cars from various city entry and departure points, with the goal of assembling at Freedom Park on Monday afternoon. Multiple rallies would cause significant traffic disruptions across the whole city, thus it is unlikely that the city traffic police will let them do so.