Strike disrupts rail and road traffic in Odisha
The bandh has disrupted rail and road traffic in Odisha today, PTI has reported.
Train services were hit as trade union activists staged rail roko on the first day of the 48-hour strike at many places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, Jaleswar, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Paradip, police said.
Over a dozen trains were delayed due to blockade of railway tracks by strike supporters, leaving a large number of passengers stranded at many places, they said.
Jan 08, 11:34 AM (IST)
Banking operations partially affected
Banking operations have been affected in some parts of the country as a section of employees refrained from work in support of the strike.
All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees’ Federation of India (BEFI) have supported the strike, which has impacted banking operation where these two unions are strong.
However, operation at SBI and private sector banks remained unaffected as other seven unions in the banking sector are not part of the strike. Many public sector banks have already informed their customers about likely impact on services if strike materialises. (PTI)