Partial response to strike in Jharkhand
By Abha Manakatala - Wed Sep 02, 10:27 am
The nation-wide strike called by central trade unions evoked partial response in Jharkhand as shops, educational institutions and markets were open while vehicles plied on the roads.
According to the police no untoward incident was reported. However, trade union leaders claimed that the bandh disrupted work in collieries.
“Employees of the first shift have gone to the underground mines in the morning itself. We have to see the second shift,” an official with the Bharat Coking Coal Limited in Dhanbad said.
All India Bank Employees Association (Jharkhand unit) president, R A Singh, reportedly said that barring the State Bank of India and private banks, 1,600 bank branches and 1,200 ATMs in the state remained closed.
Jharkhand Truck Owners Association president Uday Shankar Ojha said they have given moral support to the strike.