Strike peaceful in Karnataka: one incident of stone pelting

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 06:45 hrs

Bangalore: Barring stray incidents of stone pelting in Bellary, the nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions in support of their demands evoked a mixed response across Karnataka today.

Sources said some persons pelted stones at some buses and blocked roads in Bellary while normal life was hit in Koppal, with buses, autorickshaws and other transport off the roads, officials said.

In Bangalore, no untoward incidents were reported. Shops and educational institutes remained closed, while state transport services operated lesser number of buses. Autos were off roads and there was no disruption in train services.

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation Managing Director told reporters 80 buses were plying in the city and no incident of violence had been reported from anywhere.

Services at various hospitals were not affected, as also in Information Technology companies, many of whose employees worked from home, sources said.

Security has been tightened across the state, with 17,000 policemen being deployed in Bangalore itself.

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