Traffic jams cripple Bangalore as buses go off roads

As 6,000 buses went off the streets, Bangalore was paralysed by traffic snarls.

FP Staff September 13, 2012 13:36:29 IST
Traffic jams cripple Bangalore as buses go off roads

Bangalore: A bus strike crippled traffic in Bangalore as huge snarls were reported from all over the city. NDTV reports that a few state buses are plying with police escorts. Six thousand buses went off the streets in Bangalore and 8000 more buses stopped plying all over Karnataka following the strike called by workers of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC).

T Suneel Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police, Law and Order has told NDTV that no 'untoward incident' has been reported yet.

Traffic jams cripple Bangalore as buses go off roads

A traffic snarl in Bangalore. Representational image. Reuters.

"We are providing escorts. Now the movement of KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) has started and we are hopeful that by afternoon, things will return to normal," he said.

The strike has been called by KSRTC and BMTC employees demanding a revision of their pay scales and making 30,000 temporary positions permanent.

Twitter was abuzz with people from Bangalore tweeting about being stranded in places like Kormangla, Indiranagar, Majestic etc.

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