The shutdown call given by opposition parties, including the Left and the BJP, failed to have much of an impact in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.
Ghaziabad: Most local markets in Ghaziabad remained closed during the early hours of Monday but opened for business during the afternoon. Advocates in the Ghaziabad District court struck work as part of the protests. However, petrol pumps remained opened and essential services were unaffected.
Noida: While public transport in Atta Market, Naya Baans, Bhangel in Noida experienced blockades for around 15 minutes, the GT-Road on Dadri stretch witnessed disruptions for an hour in the morning.
Gurgaon: The bandh call given by opposition parties on Monday evoked a mixed response in the millennium city Gurgaon. It was business-as-usual in New Gurgaon, where malls and other market places remained open, while old Gurgaon responded ‘responsibly’ to the closure call.
Faridabad: Normal life remained affected here on Monday, despite the bandh call. While rail services were disrupted at the old Faridabad railway station, at several places on NH-2, processionists staged dharnas at Sarai Khwaja Chowk, Sector 29, Bhadkal Chowk and Ajronda Crossing.